Listening to patients' voices: linguistic indicators related to diabetes self-management.

@article{Connor2012ListeningTP,
  title={Listening to patients' voices: linguistic indicators related to diabetes self-management.},
  author={Ulla M Connor and Marta Anton and Elizabeth M. Goering and Kathryn M Lauten and Amir Hayat and Paris Roach and Stephanie Balunda},
  journal={Communication & medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
A great deal of research in health care has examined a wide range of variables to better understand the degree to which patients follow the advice of medical professionals in managing their health, known as adherence. This paper explains the development of the linguistic systems to describe and evaluate two psychosocial constructs (i.e. control orientation and agency) that have been found to be related to adherence in previous research for subjects with diabetes (Trento et al. 2007; Wangberg… CONTINUE READING