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ERIC Number: ED170815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Physician-Patient Communication and Patient Compliance: A Theoretical Orientation.
Clampitt, Phillip G.; Williams, M. Lee
This paper synthesizes much of the literature concerning physician/patient communication as it relates to patient compliance. Using the theoretical perspective that deals with belief, attitude, intention, and behavior (a perspective generated by Martin Fishbein and Icek Ajzen), a new theoretical orientation for predicting patient compliance is proposed. This orientation examines physician/patient communication behavior during diagnosis, prognosis, and prescription as that behavior affects the patient's compliance, recall, understanding, satisfaction, and anxiety levels. Several predictions related to patient compliance and a number of possible research questions are offered. (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1-5, 1979)