Memory for medical information.

  title={Memory for medical information.},
  author={Paul Ley},
  journal={The British journal of social and clinical psychology},
  volume={18 2},
  • Paul Ley
  • Published 1979 in
    The British journal of social and clinical…
The frequency with which patients fail to recall advice presented by their doctors is discribed. The amount forgotten is shown to be a linear function of the amount presented, to be correlated with the patient's medical knowledge, anxiety level and possibly age, but not with intelligence. It is probable that instructions and advice are more often forgotten than other information, and that this is the result of their low perceived importance, and their being presented late in the series of… CONTINUE READING

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