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Research Article

Patient Attitudes towards Physician Nonverbal Behaviors during Consultancy: Result from a Developing Country

Table 3

Perception of patients regarding touch body parts ( ).

You would take a touch from a doctor during consultation as a gesture of?
Empathy (%)Healing (%)Respect (%)Comfort (%)Mutual understanding (%)

Which part of the body you would be comfortable with?
 Hand3 (2.5)8 (6.6)3 (2.5)8 (6.6)4 (3.3)
 Head2 (1.6)4 (3.3)4 (3.3)5 (4.1)2 (1.6)
 Shoulder17 (14.1)26 (21.6)29 (24.1)43 (35.8)23 (19.1)
 Upper back10 (8.3)10 (8.3)14 (11.6)18 (15)15 (12.5)

-value: 0.001 (chi-square test).