|Titre :||Patient-centered communication in digital medical encounters (2017)|
|Auteurs :||Jordan M. Alpert, Auteur ; Karen E. Dyer, Auteur ; Jennifer Elston Lafata, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Patient Education and Counseling (Vol 100 n° 10, Octobre 2017)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 1852-1858|
|Mots-clés:||E-santéSoins centrés sur le patientConsultation en ligne|
Patients are increasingly using the secure messaging function available through online patient portals to communicate with their health care providers, yet little is known about the characteristics of conversations that occur. The goal of this study is to describe the types of messages initiated by patients communicating via patient portals and to assess whether providers employ patient-centered strategies in their electronic responses.
A total of 193 messages from 58 message threads between patients and providers were collected during a one-week period in a large health care system.
Content analysis of patient messages was conducted and deductive analysis of provider responses was employed for two types of patient-centered communication, provider use of supportive talk and partnership building.
Patients sent nearly double the number of messages compared to providers (65% versus 35%). Patient messages expressed concern, sought medical solutions and requested assistance with administrative tasks. Over half (53.4%) of provider replies did not contain language reflective of either partnership building or supportive talk.
Partnership building language and supportive talk occurred at lower rates than documented in the literature on in-person encounters. This may represent a lost opportunity to strengthen the patient-provider relationship.
As secure messaging is increasingly utilized as a form of patient-provider communication, it is important to understand how aspects of this communication channel, including the patient-centeredness of the language used by providers, impact patient-provider relationships and patient outcomes.
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