The Influence of Physicians' Engagement and Openness on Patients' Reports of Health Communication Satisfaction

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2003
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LeBlanc, H. Paul, III
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This study analyzed patients' perceptions of their physicians' willingness to engage in interaction and be open, and patients' satisfaction in communication about health with their physicians (N=322). Results indicated that a moderate to strong and significant positive correlation exists between patients' perceptions of their physician's interaction involvement and their satisfaction with their relationship with their physician (r=.579). Results also indicate a moderate and significant negative correlation exists between patients' perceptions of their physicians' closedness to the relationship and relational satisfaction with their physician (r= -.507).

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Communication