Physicians' characteristics influence patients' adherence to medical treatment: results from the Medical Outcomes Study.

@article{Dimatteo1993PhysiciansCI,
  title={Physicians' characteristics influence patients' adherence to medical treatment: results from the Medical Outcomes Study.},
  author={M Robin Dimatteo and Cathy Donald Sherbourne and R. Duane Hays and Lynn Ordway and Richard L. Kravitz and Elizabeth A. McGlynn and Sherrie Kaplan and William H. Rogers},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1993},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={93-102}
}
The influence of physicians' attributes and practice style on patients' adherence to treatment was examined in a 2-year longitudinal study of 186 physicians and their diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease patients. A physician-level analysis was conducted, controlling for baseline patient adherence rates and for patient characteristics predictive of adherence in previous analyses. General adherence and adherence to medication, exercise, and diet recommendations were examined. Baseline… CONTINUE READING
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