Table 4: Expectations and perceptions of patients regarding eye contact ( ).

S. no.Statements %

1Duration of eye contact
 Should be throughout consultation2420
 Should be brief but regular6554.1
 Should be more at beginning less in the end2621.7
 Should be more at the end less in the beginning32.5
 When talking about symptoms21.7

2Feeling when a doctor makes an eye contact
 Confidence in myself119.2
 Confidence in communication5545.8
 It is a bad behavior by a doctor10.8

3Acts/objects which make uncomfortable during eye contact
 Long stare4436.7
 Smiling eyes86.7
 Frequent blinking1310.8
 Roaming eyes21.7
 Items in the surrounding2319.1

Redundant categories have been removed.