HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Establishing trust between physicians and patients with rheumatic diseases

Trust between a patient and doctor is a key factor in promoting improved quality of life, compliance with treatment, and better health outcomes. Without trust, the patient-doctor relationship may not become firmly established, thus potentially hindering physicians' ability to help patients. This is of special concern in the setting of rheumatic diseases, which are chronic and involve patient-doctor relationships that need to be established over a lifetime of disease; yet few studies have been conducted to identify the components of establishing trust in these patients. A new study published in the June 2006 issue of Arthritis Care & Research (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritiscare) examined ethnically diverse patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to determine the elements of the patient-doctor relationship associated with trust in physicians.

Led by Javier P. Berrios-Rivera of the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, researchers assessed 102 patients with SLE or RA who were being treated at outpatient rheumatology clinics at publicly funded hospitals in Houston between September and November 2003. Patients responded to a questionnaire that assessed various aspects of the medical encounter, including doctors' informativeness, sensitivity to concerns, reassurance and support, and patient-centered behavior (e.g. "My doctors always ask me what I need"). Patients were also evaluated in terms of their willingness to disclose information to their physicians and their trust in the U.S. heath care system. Thirty-one percent of the patients were African-American, 43% were Latino and 25% were White.

The results showed that patients' trust of their doctors was independently associated with ethnicity, quality of the patient-doctor relationship, disease activity, and trust in the U.S. health care system. There was a lower level
'"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
amolnar@wiley.com
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
26-May-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Hurricane Katrina evacuees had deep distrust of public health authorities
2. Feb. 16 event explores pills, politics and the public trust
3. Building trust among communities will be key in eradicating polio
4. Dont rely on cold reason - trust your intuition as well
5. African-Americans report less trust in health care providers than whites
6. Disclosure of physicians financial incentives may increase trust, loyalty among their patients
7. Patients who trust their doctors more have better outcomes
8. Research suggests doctor-assisted suicide wouldnt undermine patient trust
9. Knowledge of Tuskegee study doesnt increase medical mistrust
10. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
11. Explaining a link between strokes and Alzheimers

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/2/2015)... LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national ... One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Throughout the month of April, Casey’s General ... campaign. On Tuesday, July 7, Casey’s General Stores Chairman and CEO, Bob Myers, ... The Warriors® is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Arlington, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... the enabler of enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced it was ... SaaS for its Citizen Connect Platform. The award, given out by the Government Technology ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 ... ... advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, ... Eberbach, Germany, facilities. , Dr. Irmgard Neuper is the new General Manager at ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... As the world becomes ... but also how they interact with products in their everyday lives. Technology can now ... security systems to home entertainment and safety, as well as making kitchen tasks simpler. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Operating Officer 3Health News:Casey’s General Stores to Present Donation from “Dog Tag” Campaign to Hope For The Warriors® 2Health News:Casey’s General Stores to Present Donation from “Dog Tag” Campaign to Hope For The Warriors® 3Health News:AvePoint Public Sector Wins 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence in Government SaaS 2Health News:AvePoint Public Sector Wins 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence in Government SaaS 3Health News:AvePoint Public Sector Wins 2015 GTRA ConVurge Tech Award for Excellence in Government SaaS 4Health News:Catalent Makes Two Key European Appointments in Oral Dose Manufacturing 2Health News:KillerApps.TV Teams with Mario Armstrong to Feature Smart Home Technology 2Health News:KillerApps.TV Teams with Mario Armstrong to Feature Smart Home Technology 3Health News:KillerApps.TV Teams with Mario Armstrong to Feature Smart Home Technology 4
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 Legal-Bay LLC, The ... Judge Joseph Goodwin in the Southern District ... 26 transvaginal mesh cases against Ethicon for a single ... The cases for the 26 women include claims from ... device made my Johnson & Johnson,s Ethicon subsidiary. The ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations ... professional rheumatology societies, today released the findings of ... of biosimilars and the potential impact of these ... are medicines that are highly similar, but not ... from generic medications in that it is impossible ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015   Cochlear Limited ... hearing solutions, announced today the US Food and ... Profile™ Implant with Slim Straight Electrode (CI522). Built ... in close collaboration with the world,s leading surgeons, ... platform designed to provide the most discreet appearance ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Judge Sets Single Trial for 26 Ethicon Mesh Cases, says Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding 2Judge Sets Single Trial for 26 Ethicon Mesh Cases, says Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding 3Survey Of Rheumatologists Nationwide Regarding Biosimilars Highlights Need For More Robust FDA Standards 2Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 2Cochlear Combines the World's Thinnest Cochlear Implant Platform with the Industry's Thinnest Full Length Electrode 3
Cached News: