Routine communication in sexually transmitted disease clinics: An observational study

D. L. Roter, N. Knowles, M. Somerfield, J. Baldwin

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Abstract

Sixty SRD patients were followed during the course of their clinic visit which averaged 2.75 professional contacts. Based on audiotape analysis, virtually all patients received a diagnosis; however, 25 percent of the patients did not receive any information about treatment or prevention, and only 57 percent of patients were given complete information. Patient recall of the information they were given averaged about 43 percent. Patients not seen by a physician during their clinic visit achieved higher recall rates than patients seen by a physician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-606
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume80
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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