Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This study investigated patient expectations by distributing surveys to family physicians and patients of family physicians. Both subject groups were given the same survey with the exception of demographic questions. Physicians were instructed. to answer the items as they felt their patients would, while the patients were instructed to answer the items with regard to family physicians in general. Comparisons were made between the patients' and physicians' responses and between the responses of demographic groups within the patient sample. Significant differences were found to occur between the patients' and physicians' responses and between the different age groups and different genders within the patient sample.

Disciplines

Psychology

Included in

Psychology Commons

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