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Title: Pain tracker diagnostic instrument: effect on patients' satisfaction with their interactions with the primary care physician
Authors: Derakhshan, A.
Khadem, N.
Tabatabaei, M.K.
Mazlouman, S.J.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: In a r and omized trial, the pain tracker instrument was evaluated as a diagnostic screening tool and for its effect on patients' satisfaction with their interactions with the primary care physician. The instrument form was filled in by the physician after asking the study patients about symptoms. Control [n = 53] and study patients [n = 49] were interviewed and the instrument's effect was analysed from responses to 15 statements. The pain tracker group were significantly more satisfied with the physician relationship than were controls [mean satisfaction score 85 +/- 8 versus 61 +/- 9]. A direct linear correlation was found between patients' assessment of the visit and overall satisfaction [r = 0.86]. The pain tracker can be an important component in history taking and a useful diagnostic screening tool in pain presentations
Description: 113-122
Keywords: Acute Disease
Attitude of Health Personnel
Educational Status
Family Practice
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Linear Models
Mass Screening
Medical History Taking
Primary Health Care
Subject: Communication
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119251
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0901_2/emhj_2003_9_1_2_113_122.pdf
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