Assessment of the Visibility of Radiologists Through Structured Interview Approach: Our Experience in Low-Literacy Mammography Patients


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ERDOĞAN N. , İMAMOĞLU H. , DOĞAN S.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.40, ss.234-236, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/etd.2018.18106
  • Dergi Adı: ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.234-236

Özet

The present study reports our experience in detecting the visibility of radiologists to low-literacy mammography patients by using a structured interview approach. Mammography patients were specifically selected because their ability to discriminate between technicians, radiologists, and referring physicians can be tested more efficiently in an interactive encounter. A total of 74 women participated in the study. The percentage of patients who assigned the radiologist as a doctor was 41.8%. Of the patients, 77.4% were aware that a radiologist was a specialist. Considering the literacy level of patients, the potential value of a structured interview approach should be discussed in the development of measurement methods to assess the visibility of radiologists to patients. In addition, the face-to-face interaction provided by this approach may be valuable in giving hindsights about the content and the context of the relationship between patients and radiologists so that radiologists can become more visible.