Ethics. Research. Community.

A comparison of videotape and audiotape assessment of patient-centredness in family physicians' consultations.

Patient education and counseling. 
[Record Source: PubMed]
The aim of this study was to compare videotape and audiotape assessments of doctors' patient-centred behaviour in primary care consultations. The patient-centredness scale of Henbest and Stewart was used to measure the quality of 856 doctor-patient interactions in 258 consultations performed by 47 primary care physicians recorded on videotape. Assessments were performed once using only the sound track and a second time using both the sound and video-tracks. On a nominal quality scale of 0-3, the average score for all consultations was 1.94 (S.D. 0.63) by audio assessment, and 1.94 (S.D. 0.59) by video assessment (P<0.8). There was excellent agreement between audio and video scores over a wide range of scores. Little information (<5%) was lost when using audiotape compared to videotape. It was technically easier to assess the video recordings. Audio recording is equivalent to video recording for the assessment of patient-centredness using the scale of Henbest and Stewart in primary care consultations.
Access the full text from your libraries at your institution.  You will be navigating away from EthicShare.

Database Keywords

Detailed Record Information

Record TypeJournal Article
Record Source Status