Physician-patient questionnaire to assess physician-patient agreement at the consultation

Ahlén, G.C., Mattsson, B., and Gunnarsson, R.K. (2007) Physician-patient questionnaire to assess physician-patient agreement at the consultation. Family Practice, 24 (5). pp. 498-503.

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Abstract

Objective. The primary aim of this study was to validate an instrument of physician–patient agreement in the consultation. A secondary aim was to assess this agreement.

Method. The setting was a county in the southwest of Sweden with a cross-sectional survey of primary care patients and physicians using separate coded questionnaires. Forty-six physicians and 316 patients aged 16 or more with a new complaint lasting 1 week or more. Thirteen items were evaluated and index of proportional agreement for the dichotomized answers agree (Ppos) and disagree (Pneg) was calculated.

Results. In 10 of the 13 items, a high level of agreement between physician and patient was seen.

Discussion. Index of proportional agreement was useful in finding statements in a questionnaire on agreement for both physicians and patients that could be used for educational purposes and as a check-up for the GP in daily practice.

Item ID: 30741
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1460-2229
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Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 02:17
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 20%
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