BMC Med Educ 2018 Jan 25;18(1):20. Epub 2018 Jan 25.
Department of Health Communication, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan.
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Patient Educ Couns 2014 Sep 23;96(3):361-6. Epub 2014 May 23.
Department of Health Communication, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Objective: This study aimed to explore the relationships among physicians' confidence in conducting medical interviews, their attitudes toward the patient-physician relationship, and undergraduate training in communication skills among resident physicians in Japan.
Methods: Participants were 63 first-year resident physicians at a university hospital in Tokyo. The Physician Confidence in the Medical Interview scale (PCMI) was constructed based on the framework of the Calgary-Cambridge Guide. Read More
Med Teach 2007 Sep;29(6):e204-8
Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Background: The doctor-patient relationship is essential to medical care (Engel 1980; Balint 1984), however, medical schools focus mainly on biomedical subjects and don't give the necessary attention to communication skills, humanistic attitudes, and professional values (Haidet et al. 2001, 2002).
Methods: Attitudes of medical students towards the doctor-patient relationship have been examined and the Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale (PPOS) has been used to measure students' and practitioners' patient-centered beliefs, first in USA (Haidet et al. Read More
BMJ Open 2018 01 23;8(1):e019224. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Background/objective: Patient-centred attitudes have been shown to decline during medical training in high-income countries, yet little is known about attitudes among West African medical students. We sought to measure student attitudes towards patient-centredness and examine validity of the 18-item Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale (PPOS) in this context.
Participants/setting: 430 medical students in years 1, 3, 5 and 6 of a 6-year medical training programme in Bamako, Mali. Read More
BMJ Open 2017 09 18;7(9):e016902. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Objectives: To adapt the Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale (PPOS), to a Chinese context, and explore the preference towards patient-centred communication among physicians and patients with the Chinese-revised Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale (CR-PPOS).
Design: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study.
Setting: Clinical settings from eight medical units, including four community hospitals and four general hospitals, in Shanghai, China. Read More