Patients' Preferences for Traditional Medicine Doctor's Attire

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Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Attire Preference

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01397344
KCRC-IRB-2011008

Details and patient eligibility

About

Doctors' attire has known to impact patients' trust and confidence for better clinical practice. However, few survey research regarding this topic has been conducted in traditional asian medicine field. The aim of our study is to determine whether traditional medicine doctor's attire impacts on patients' confidence and trust. Participants will be given randomly one set of photographs from the 2 kind of photographs, i.e., photographs of a male or female doctor, each set dressed in 4 different styles. After this, they will be asked to report their preferences for the 4 styles of dress according to given questions and they will answer the degree of their feeling on the importance of Korean Medicine doctor's appearance.

Full description

After seeing one set of photographs, participants will answer the questions below. Choose the most appropriate attire from the four dressing styles (a.formal wear b.conventional white coat c.white coat in traditional form d. casual wear) to the questions below (1-10). Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you trust the most? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you be more likely to follow their advice? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you recommend to your acquaintance? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you be the most comfortable ? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you prefer to discuss an intimate social problem or a private issue? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you prefer for a minor medical problem(eg, a cold)? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you expect to be the most clean? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you expect to be the most hygienic? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you expect not to spread infectious germs to others? Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you have the most confidence in their diagnosis and treatment when they perform clinical examination by touching you? How strongly do you feel about the importance of Korean medicine doctor's appearance? extremely important quite important important a little important not at all important

Enrollment

175 patients

Sex

All

Ages

19 to 80 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • More than 19 years old, less than 80 years old at the time of the study
  • Outpatients from diverse clinic departments in Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea

Exclusion criteria

  • Subjects who are demented, noncommunicative, or blind
  • Companion(s) of the interviewee

Trial contacts and locations

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