Sequential nonverbal behavior in the patient-physician interview.


This study demonstrates that there is a definite constancy to nonverbal behavioral interaction between patient and physician in a defined office interview setting. This work also introduces the technique of lag sequential analysis into family medicine research. Further refinements of study design and technique are needed in future studies to elucidate information that would be helpful to physicians in the management and care of patients and in patient education.

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@article{Smith1984SequentialNB, title={Sequential nonverbal behavior in the patient-physician interview.}, author={Charles K. Smith and Kathryn M. Larsen}, journal={The Journal of family practice}, year={1984}, volume={18 2}, pages={257-61} }