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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2480-2486

“Patient centered care in medical disinformation era” among patients attending tertiary care hospital: A cross sectional study


1 Division of Diabetes and Metabolism, General Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Centre of Excellence in Nursing Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Poonam Yadav
Centre of Excellence in Nursing Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Virbhadra Road Shivaji Nagar, Near Barrage, Sturida Colony, Rishikesh - 249 203, Uttarakhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_362_20

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Background and Objectives: Patient-centered care refers to the provision of care for patients' comprehensive needs, perspectives, and preferences. In health security, communication between patient and physician is the main key through which we plan and implement to threats that can affect huge population. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the patient-centered care in medical disinformation era among patients attending tertiary care teaching hospital, Rishikesh. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was planned by enrolling 240 patients attending tertiary care teaching hospital. Total consecutive sampling technique was chosen to recruit the patients for the study. Tools: Tools used were case reporting form and components of primary care index (CPCI). Results: The results show statistically significant association between chronic history of illness of patient (P = 0.02), education of patient (P = 0.008), and habitat of patient (P = 0.05) with interpersonal communication between patient and physician, and the results also show statistically significant association between accumulated knowledge (P = 0.000), coordination of care (P = 0.001), continuity belief (P = 0.000), comprehensiveness of care (P = 0.001), and first contact (P = 0.001) with interpersonal communication between patient and physician. The lowest mean percentage of patient-centered care score was observed for accumulated knowledge (65.70%) and the highest mean percentage (85.15%) score of patient-centered care was observed for interpersonal communication. Conclusions: This study concluded that patient-centered care improves interpersonal communication between patient and physician. Threats arising due to present medical disinformation era can be combat by patient-centered care.


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