Use of health parameter trends to communicate pet health information in companion animal practice: A mixed methods analysis.

  title={Use of health parameter trends to communicate pet health information in companion animal practice: A mixed methods analysis.},
  author={Natasha Janke and Jason B Coe and Theresa Marie Bernardo and Cate Dewey and Elizabeth A Stone},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
BACKGROUND Reviewing patient health parameter trends can strengthen veterinarian-client-patient relationships. The objective of this study is to identify characteristics associated with veterinarians' communication of health parameter trends to companion animal clients. METHODS Using a sequential exploratory mixed methods design, independent pet owner (n = 27) and veterinarian (n = 24) focus groups were conducted and analysed via content analysis to assess perceptions of how health parameter… 
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