One-hundred college women read one of two versions of a vignette that asked them to imagine themselves as having early-stage breast cancer and learning about two equally effective treatments (lumpectomy with radiation versus mastectomy).
The physician gave identical information about the disease and treatment options in both versions.
However, in one, the physician left the treatment decision to the patient and did not give a recommendation of one treatment over the other.
In the other version, the physician told the patient which of the treatments she should have (unspecified in the vignette).
Participants then rated the physician on five dimensions.
One significant difference emerged : women faced with the prospect of making the decision themselves were less likely to say that they would seek out the services of another physician as compared to women in the condition where the physician intended to recommend a specific treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation médecin malade, Satisfaction, Attitude, Chirurgien, Prise décision, Confiance, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician patient relation, Satisfaction, Attitude, Surgeon, Decision making, Confidence, Health staff, Human, Female
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0531088
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 23/03/1999.