Applicability of both dentist and patient perceptions of dentists' explanations to the evaluation of dentist-patient communication

T. Hamasaki, I. Soh, T. Takehara, Akihito Hagihara

研究成果: Contribution to journalArticle査読

10 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Objectives: Very little is known about dentist-patient communicative behaviours in actual practice. This study evaluated dentist and patient perceptions of dentist-patient communication and patient outcome. Participants: The subjects were 171 dentist-patient pairs in Kitakyushu, Japan. Research design: Dentists and patients answered the same questionnaire items using the same response categories to evaluate dentist-patient communication. Based on the scores of patient and dentist perceptions with respect to dentist-patient communication, patient-dentist pairs were categorised into one of 3 groups. Data analyses used one-way ANOVA, multiple linear regression analysis, and multiple logistic regression analysis. Results: We found that, with respect to dentist-patient communication, patients in the 'patient better' group (i.e., the patient's evaluation was more positive than the dentist's evaluation) were more likely to have a positive outcome (e.g., 'improvement of health and fear,' 'satisfaction with care') than those in the other two groups. Patients in the 'doctor better' group (i.e., the dentist's evaluation was the more positive) were more likely to have a negative outcome than those in the other two groups. Conclusions: A positive patient outcome is more likely when the patient's evaluation is better than a dentist's evaluation with respect to dentist-patient communicative behaviours. The method based on patient and dentist perceptions with respect to dentist-patient communication might be effective in evaluating dentist-patient communication.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)274-279
ページ数6
ジャーナルCommunity Dental Health
28
4
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 歯科学(全般)
  • 公衆衛生学、環境および労働衛生

フィンガープリント

「Applicability of both dentist and patient perceptions of dentists' explanations to the evaluation of dentist-patient communication」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。

引用スタイル