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Are patients ready for communication with radiologists? : results of the R2P2 survey

(2016) ACTA RADIOLOGICA. 57(9). p.1089-1098
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Background: Patient empowerment requires that patients have enough information to make decisions concerning their own health. If patients are to discuss imaging results with radiologists, they have to know who these medical professionals are and what they do. Purpose: To examine if patients understand the role of radiologists, and if particular subgroups are better informed than other ones. Material and Methods: Consecutive radiology outpatients in 8 radiology centers could complete a web-based or printed questionnaire. Respondents indicated on a five-point Likert scale their level of agreement with 18 statements on the role of radiologists and their preferences concerning contacts with radiologists. Results were rearranged to allow comparison of predetermined subgroups. Dichotomous results were analyzed using χ2 statistics. Results: 1,146 questionnaires were found eligible for analysis. Results showed confusion as to the question whether radiologists are medically qualified and enjoy all the privileges thereof. Medically qualified or highly educated respondents were modestly better informed. Patients in private practice were better informed than outpatients in hospitals. Conclusion: Patient empowerment requires better understanding of the role of radiologists. Different population subgroups necessitate specific information strategies.
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Socioeconomic Issues, Medicolegal Issues, Patient Empowerment, Patient Communication, PERCEPTIONS, PREFERENCES, PHYSICIAN, DOCTOR

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Bosmans, Jan et al. “Are Patients Ready for Communication with Radiologists? : Results of the R2P2 Survey.” ACTA RADIOLOGICA 57.9 (2016): 1089–1098. Print.
APA
Bosmans, J., Dhondt, M., Smits, L., Bruno, M. A., Parizel, P. M., & Gemmel, P. (2016). Are patients ready for communication with radiologists? : results of the R2P2 survey. ACTA RADIOLOGICA, 57(9), 1089–1098.
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Bosmans, Jan, Melissa Dhondt, Lize Smits, Michael A Bruno, Paul M Parizel, and Paul Gemmel. 2016. “Are Patients Ready for Communication with Radiologists? : Results of the R2P2 Survey.” Acta Radiologica 57 (9): 1089–1098.
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Bosmans, Jan, Melissa Dhondt, Lize Smits, Michael A Bruno, Paul M Parizel, and Paul Gemmel. 2016. “Are Patients Ready for Communication with Radiologists? : Results of the R2P2 Survey.” Acta Radiologica 57 (9): 1089–1098.
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Bosmans J, Dhondt M, Smits L, Bruno MA, Parizel PM, Gemmel P. Are patients ready for communication with radiologists? : results of the R2P2 survey. ACTA RADIOLOGICA. 2016;57(9):1089–98.
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J. Bosmans, M. Dhondt, L. Smits, M. A. Bruno, P. M. Parizel, and P. Gemmel, “Are patients ready for communication with radiologists? : results of the R2P2 survey,” ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 1089–1098, 2016.
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Purpose: To examine if patients understand the role of radiologists, and if particular subgroups are better informed than other ones.
Material and Methods: Consecutive radiology outpatients in 8 radiology centers could complete a web-based or printed questionnaire. Respondents indicated on a five-point Likert scale their level of agreement with 18 statements on the role of radiologists and their preferences concerning contacts with radiologists. Results were rearranged to allow comparison of predetermined subgroups. Dichotomous results were analyzed using χ2 statistics.
Results: 1,146 questionnaires were found eligible for analysis. Results showed confusion as to the question whether radiologists are medically qualified and enjoy all the privileges thereof. Medically qualified or highly educated respondents were modestly better informed. Patients in private practice were better informed than outpatients in hospitals.
Conclusion: Patient empowerment requires better understanding of the role of radiologists. Different population subgroups necessitate specific information strategies.},
  author       = {Bosmans, Jan and Dhondt, Melissa and Smits, Lize and Bruno, Michael A and Parizel, Paul M and Gemmel, Paul},
  issn         = {0284-1851},
  journal      = {ACTA RADIOLOGICA},
  keywords     = {Socioeconomic Issues,Medicolegal Issues,Patient Empowerment,Patient Communication,PERCEPTIONS,PREFERENCES,PHYSICIAN,DOCTOR},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {1089--1098},
  title        = {Are patients ready for communication with radiologists? : results of the R2P2 survey},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0284185115617348},
  volume       = {57},
  year         = {2016},
}

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