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Entertaining accurate treatment expectations while suffering from chronic pain: an exploration of treatment expectations and the relationship with patient- provider communication

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, September 2018
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Title
Entertaining accurate treatment expectations while suffering from chronic pain: an exploration of treatment expectations and the relationship with patient- provider communication
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-3497-8
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Authors

Bianca Wiering, Dolf de Boer, Maarten Krol, Hilda Wieberneit-Tolman, Diana Delnoij

Abstract

Accurate patient expectations are important to optimise treatment success, especially for complex conditions such as chronic pain. Communication may be the key to managing patient expectations. This study aimed to explore whether health care provider communication influences patient expectations and which communication aspects are most important. We conducted secondary analyses on data that had been collected between September and November 2012. 2603 patients suffering from chronic pain were invited to complete a survey. Although 69.9% of patients achieved or surpassed their treatment goal, 30.2% of patients were unsatisfied. Even though overall health care provider communication and shared decision making were unrelated to patient expectations, several affective communication aspects were related. These aspects were attentive listening, taking enough time, building patient's trust in the physician's competence and giving patients the feeling that the physician is doing all he or she can (p's < 0.05). Even though treatment goals are not always explicitly discussed, patients still form expectations regarding treatment outcomes. Affective communication may be more important for managing patient expectations than sharing information. Building a good therapeutic relationship by showing affective communication may be important to increase the accuracy of patient expectations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 16%
Student > Postgraduate 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 13%
Researcher 2 5%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 11 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 8 21%
Psychology 7 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 16%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Sports and Recreations 1 3%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 11 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 December 2018.
All research outputs
#1,301,669
of 14,006,060 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#560
of 4,736 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#41,724
of 270,565 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
of 2 outputs
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