Dermatologists Communication Skills and Performance From Point of View of Patients
Citation: Farajtabar Nashli N, Hatami P, Aryanian Z, et al. Dermatologists’ communication skills and performance from point of view of patients. Dermatol Pract Concept. 2023;13(2):e2023120. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5826/dpc.1302a120
Accepted: November 16, 2022; Published: April 2023
Copyright: ©2023 Farajtabar Nashli et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (BY-NC-4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/, which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited.
Competing interests: None.
Authorship: All authors have contributed significantly to this publication.
Corresponding author: Narges Ghandi, MD, Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center,Razi hospital ,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Tel: +98(912)3276640 Email: email@example.com
Introduction: Effective communication is an important issue in patient-doctor interaction which is even more important regarding chronic disorders which need a strong relationship between patient and clinician for better compliance and optimal control disease.
Objectives: This study was aimed to develop the best cultural adapted Persian version of the 28-item Calgary- Cambridge Observation Guide (CCOG) questionnaire.
Methods: In this descriptive‑analytic study, data collected from 400 patients attending the outpatient dermatology clinics of 3 major hospitals in Tehran using the modified Persian version of CCOG questionnaire, both before and after being visited by dermatologists.
Results: The difference of CCG scores for all of questions, except for questions number 1,16 and 22, was statistically significant. The highest score, both before and after visiting, attained by question regarding being respectful. The lowest scores for necessary behavior and the adequate amount of execution were related to questions number 3 (Introducing self) and 4 (Introducing role), respectively. Age and educational level of patients were significantly correlated with their expectations regarding communication skills of clinician.
Conclusions: This study showed the acceptable validity of modified Persian version of CCOG-24 item questionnaire. Our findings also demonstrated that there was a significant difference between what patients expected from a dermatologist and the manner they actually were treated regarding physician communication skills.
Keywords : communication skills, Calgary- Cambridge Observation Guide, CCOG, dermatology, Persian