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:3/5/2015)... Southlake, TX (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 ... an in-office, non-surgical treatment for OB-GYNs and Urogynecologists. ... system, used for non-surgical dermatological application in aesthetics ... pleased to have a non-invasive, in-office procedure, and ... for women who want results without surgery. ThermiVa ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Building on its commitment to provide ... The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) ... voice ™ (CONQUER ™). , “Cancer has ... and their loved ones each year,” says Pam Rattananont ... ever, there is a need in the oncology space ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... MyCpapStore.com, an online provider of CPAP equipment ... quality products designed to remedy the problem of snoring. ... merchandise from name-brand manufacturers, giving its customers access to ... Sleep apnea is a common condition affecting people of ... restricted airflow. The CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 In ... as the fight that is the main event. For ... and that fight will be for the UFC Featherweight Championship. ... the brash, often out-spoken native of Ireland, Conor “Notorious” McGregor. ... MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. , When ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Dr. Christopher Asandra, M.D., Founder and Chief ... lamented the FDA’s recent decision to issue a ... that FDA’s conclusions are not supported by science, and ... testosterone deficiency. , “The FDA appears to have developed ... said Dr. Asandra. “There is not nearly enough evidence ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ThermiHealth Announces the Introduction of ThermiVa in North America to OB-GYNs 2Health News:ThermiHealth Announces the Introduction of ThermiVa in North America to OB-GYNs 3Health News:The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators Launches CONQUER: the patient voice™ to Help Meet the Informational Needs of Patients with Cancer 2Health News:Sleep Apnea Machines CPAP and BiPap Machines Now Available for Sale 2Health News:Cheap UFC 189 Tickets: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor UFC 189 Ticket Prices Slashed by Ticket Down for Featherweight Title 2Health News:Cheap UFC 189 Tickets: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor UFC 189 Ticket Prices Slashed by Ticket Down for Featherweight Title 3Health News:NuMale’s Dr. Christopher Asandra: FDA Suffering from “Premature Equivocation” on Issue of Testosterone and Risks 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... , March 4, 2015  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... today announced that Jeffrey H. Burbank , Chief Executive ... in Miami, FL on Wednesday, March ... webcast of the event will be made available at ... About NxStage NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Texas , March 4, 2015 ... II pilot study in patients with moderate to ... Dermatology. The open-label Phase II trial evaluated the ... monoclonal antibody that targets interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1a). IL-1a ... inflammatory cells present in skin lesions. The Company ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Pa. , March 4, 2015  Results of ... 100 Consecutive Cases Using MarginProbe for Intra-Operative Positive Margin ... poster session at the 32 nd Annual Miami ... study, conducted by Moshe Papa , MD, FACS, ... at Tel Aviv University, reports an analysis of MarginProbe,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NxStage to Present at the Barclays Capital Global Healthcare Conference 2XBiotech Announces Phase II Psoriasis Study Results in JAMA Dermatology 2New Study Shows Breast Re-excision Rates Significantly Reduced in 100 Consecutive Cases 2
Cached News: