Impact of physician sitting versus standing during inpatient oncology consultations: patients' preference and perception of compassion and duration. A randomized controlled trial.

@article{Strasser2005ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of physician sitting versus standing during inpatient oncology consultations: patients' preference and perception of compassion and duration. A randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Florian Strasser and Judy Lynn Palmer and Jie Willey and Loren F Shen and Ki Jae Shin and Debra Sivesind and Estela A. Beale and Eduardo Bruera},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={
          489-97
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of physician sitting versus standing on the patient's preference of physician communication style, and perception of compassion and consult duration. Sixty-nine patients were randomized to watch one of two videos in which the physician was standing and then sitting (video A) or sitting and then standing (video B) during an inpatient consultation. Both video sequences lasted 9.5 minutes. Thirty-five patients (51%) blindly preferred the… CONTINUE READING
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