Patient perceptions that limit a community-based intervention to promote participation

Patient Educ Couns. 2003 Jul;50(3):231-3. doi: 10.1016/s0738-3991(03)00042-9.


A workshop designed to teach seniors to communicate more effectively with their physicians and enhance patient participation in the consultation was held in a community centre. A grounded theory analysis of follow-up telephone interviews provided examples of effectiveness but also revealed six categories of barriers to changing the pattern of established communication, particularly over the short term.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Communication
  • Community Health Services / standards*
  • Education
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Participation*
  • Professional-Patient Relations