The impact of patients' participation on physicians' patient-centered communication.

@article{Cegala2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of patients' participation on physicians' patient-centered communication.},
  author={Donald J. Cegala and Douglas M. Post},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={202-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study is to add to a small, but growing body of research exploring how patients' communication style affects physicians' communication. In particular, we examine how patients' active participation (e.g., asking questions, providing information) affects physicians' use of patient-centered communication. METHODS The same 25 physicians were observed interacting with high and low participation patients. High participation was defined as the frequency of information… CONTINUE READING