Patient’s trust in their physicians of the obstetrics and gynecology departments in Grecce
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Introduction: Trust in one’s health care provider is essential as it may foster compassion, confi-dentiality of patient medical information, continuity of care, greater support and quality care Purpose: To evaluate patient trust in their physicians of the obstetrics and gynecology departments. Results: We used the Trust in Physician Scale comprising 11 - items. Data were collected from 109 women hospitalized in the obstetrics and gynecology departments in Kavala in Greece. Results: Of the surveyed 47.4% from Greece did not doubt their doctor’s proper care. Almost of 58.7% the respondents agreed with the statement “I trust my doctor very much, that is why I always comply with his/her advice”. More than 56.9% of the patients were convinced that “if my physician tells me something, this has to be the truth”. Almost 43.1% of patients declared trust in their physician’s therapy. Nearly half of women was convinced that their doctor is a true expert in the treatment of their diseases. Nearly 36% of the patients did not declare fear of their physician not keeping the professional secret. Conclusion: Most of the respondents doubted the proper medical care for obstetric-gynecological departments. Women do not trust the opinions and decisions of their doctors and do not consider them to be experts. Patients were afraid that the doctors do not respect the secrecy concerning their treatment.
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