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How do family physicians communicate about cardiovascular risk? Frequencies and determinants of different communication formats


Neuner-Jehle, S; Senn, O; Wegwarth, O; Rosemann, T; Steurer, J (2011). How do family physicians communicate about cardiovascular risk? Frequencies and determinants of different communication formats. BMC Family Practice, 12:15.

Abstract

Verbal qualifiers are the most often used communication format, though recommendations favor numerical and visual formats, with visual formats resulting in better understanding than others. Also, gender is associated with the choice of communication format. Barriers against numerical and visual communication formats among GPs and patients should be studied, including gender aspects. Adequate risk communication should be integrated into physicians' education.

Verbal qualifiers are the most often used communication format, though recommendations favor numerical and visual formats, with visual formats resulting in better understanding than others. Also, gender is associated with the choice of communication format. Barriers against numerical and visual communication formats among GPs and patients should be studied, including gender aspects. Adequate risk communication should be integrated into physicians' education.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of General Practice
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:22 Aug 2011 06:14
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:58
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1471-2296
Publisher DOI:10.1186/1471-2296-12-15
PubMed ID:21466686
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-49159

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