The influence on patient compliance of the dentist's attitudes to his or her job and to his or her patient was studied in a sample of 82 patients.
The dentist's attitudes were assessed at the beginning of dental treatment.
Treatment consisted of cleaning, depuration and motivation.
At follow-up examination after six months, attendance at follow-up and the development of plaque, calculus and gingivitis were significantly predicted by the dentist's attitudes, A causal model, which also included factors of patient involvement, was developed.
The compliance-producing factors were, primarily, the establishment of sympathy and an informal relationship between dentist and patient.
The patient's habit of regularly making visits to a dentist, in a complex way, also contributed to compliance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation médecin malade, Dentiste, Attitude, Observance thérapeutique, Interaction sociale, Engagement personnel, Adulte, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician patient relation, Dentist, Attitude, Treatment compliance, Social interaction, Personal commitment, Adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0020535
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.