The aim of the study was to verify in the context of prenatal diagnosis if the communicative style in consultations is modified in relation to the seriousness of the diagnosis. Videoed consultations after executing amniocentesis and ultra-sound scanning of II level were included in the study with the consent of participants. Only visits with Italian speaking couples without psychiatric problems were analyzed for the study. Selected visits were grouped into "low" (L, minor anomalies) and "high" (H, serious anomalies) visits. A modified version of the RIAS tailored for the specific context was used in the analysis. 27 visits, respectively 13 H and 14 L, were studied. Analysis of the communicative structure of the consultations did not show significant differences between the two groups. The communication during the consultation seems to be mostly influenced by a highly disease-centered model that is not dependent on the content of the consultation itself. Only emotional exchanges showed a marginally significant decrease in the H visits (t = 1.995, p = 0.057), suggesting the probable difficulty of the disease-centered model to manage emotional items during a highly dramatic consultation. Due to the exploratory nature of the study, further research is needed to test the preliminary results.
All the rest is normal : a pilot study on the communication between physician and patient in prenatal diagnosis / G. Zecca, E.C. Gradi, K. Nilsson, L. Bellotti, S. Dal Verme, E. Vegni, E.A. Moja. - In: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOMATIC OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY. - ISSN 0167-482X. - 27:3(2006), pp. 127-130.
|Titolo:||All the rest is normal : a pilot study on the communication between physician and patient in prenatal diagnosis|
VEGNI, ELENA ANNA MARIA (Penultimo)
MOJA, EGIDIO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica|
Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02688690500305753|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|