Physician gender and patient centered communication: The moderating effect of psychosocial and biomedical case characteristics

Board Certification Committee of The Korean Academy of Family Medicine

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Objective: Female physicians have a more patient-centered communication style than their male counterparts; however, few studies have investigated how the biomedical or psychosocial nature of a patient diagnosis might moderate this relationship. Methods: Seventy six 3rd year residents (50 male and 26 females) seeking board certification from the Korean Academy of Family Medicine participated in the 2013 Clinical Practice Examination by conducting two simulated patient (SP) interviews, one presenting a largely psychosocial case and the other largely biomedical. The interview recordings were coded with the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS). Results: Female physicians and their SPs engaged in more dialog than male physicians in both cases. Female physicians were more patient-centered than males for the psychosocial case (t (-3.24, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Patient-centeredness
  • Patient-physician communication
  • Physician gender
  • RIAS

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  • Medicine(all)

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Physician gender and patient centered communication : The moderating effect of psychosocial and biomedical case characteristics. / Board Certification Committee of The Korean Academy of Family Medicine.

In: Patient Education and Counseling, Vol. 98, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 55-60.

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Board Certification Committee of The Korean Academy of Family Medicine. / Physician gender and patient centered communication : The moderating effect of psychosocial and biomedical case characteristics. In: Patient Education and Counseling. 2015 ; Vol. 98, No. 1. pp. 55-60.
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