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Patient-Physician Clue Communication During Primary Care Visits: Examining Psychosocial Benefits of Empathic Physician Communication

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posted on 2021-04-26, 13:15 authored by Samuel HatalaSamuel Hatala
I performed a secondary analysis of existing data and determined that when interacting with physicians during primary care visits for chronic illness treatment, patients using opioids are less likely to continue presenting concerns designed to reinforce their social and emotional uniqueness during the second half of primary care visits when physicians provide empathic support of their concerns in the first half of visits.


Degree Type

  • Master of Science


  • Human Development and Family Studies

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Dr. Cleveland G. Shields

Additional Committee Member 2

Dr. Elliot M Friedman

Additional Committee Member 3

Dr. Melissa M. Franks

Additional Committee Member 4

Dr. Valerie S. Knopik