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Research Article

Age-Related Differences in Doctor-Patient Interaction and Patient Satisfaction

Table 1

Amount of talk in communication categories by style of doctor-patient interaction.

Physician dominated ( 𝑛 = 8 0 )Patient centered ( 𝑛 = 9 7 )Overall ( 𝑛 = 1 7 7 )

Ratio to all talk
 Patient biomedical information giving0.250.180.22**
 Patient psychosocial talk0.120.160.14**
 Patient question asking0.010.020.01
 Physician biomedical information giving0.210.150.18**
 Physician psychosocial talk0.180.230.21**
 Physician question asking0.090.070.08*
Communication dominance
 Physician verbal dominance1.551.241.30
 Physician communication control1.791.541.65*

P <  .10, *P <  .05, **P <  .01, ***P <  .001.

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