Patients' Preferences for Traditional Medicine Doctor's Attire

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2011 by Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01397344
First received: July 14, 2011
Last updated: July 18, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

Doctors' attire has known to impact patients' trust and confidence for better clinical practice. However, few survey research regarding this topic has been conducted in traditional asian medicine field. The aim of our study is to determine whether traditional medicine doctor's attire impacts on patients' confidence and trust.

Participants will be given randomly one set of photographs from the 2 kind of photographs, i.e., photographs of a male or female doctor, each set dressed in 4 different styles.

After this, they will be asked to report their preferences for the 4 styles of dress according to given questions and they will answer the degree of their feeling on the importance of Korean Medicine doctor's appearance.


Condition
Attire Preference

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Patients' Preferences for Traditional Medicine Doctor's Attire

Further study details as provided by Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient's preference for a specific attire of the traditional medicine doctor from four different styles of dress. [ Time Frame: During day one visit (lasting an average of 1-3 hours) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients will choose the most appropriate attire from four dressing styles (formal suit, conventional white coat, white coat in traditional form and casual wear).


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Participants' feeling about the importance of Korean Medicine doctor's appearance. [ Time Frame: During day one visit (lasting an average of 1-3 hours) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: July 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

After seeing one set of photographs, participants will answer the questions below.

Choose the most appropriate attire from the four dressing styles (a.formal wear b.conventional white coat c.white coat in traditional form d. casual wear) to the questions below (1-10).

  1. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you trust the most?
  2. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you be more likely to follow their advice?
  3. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you recommend to your acquaintance?
  4. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you be the most comfortable ?
  5. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you prefer to discuss an intimate social problem or a private issue?
  6. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you prefer for a minor medical problem(eg, a cold)?
  7. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you expect to be the most clean?
  8. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you expect to be the most hygienic?
  9. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you expect not to spread infectious germs to others?
  10. Which attire of Korean medicine doctor would you have the most confidence in their diagnosis and treatment when they perform clinical examination by touching you?
  11. How strongly do you feel about the importance of Korean medicine doctor's appearance?

    1. extremely important
    2. quite important
    3. important
    4. a little important
    5. not at all important
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

People in the Outpatient Waiting Room

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • More than 19 years old, less than 80 years old at the time of the study
  • Outpatients from diverse clinic departments in Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who are demented, noncommunicative, or blind
  • Companion(s) of the interviewee
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01397344

Locations
Korea, Republic of
Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University Recruiting
Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea, Republic of, 626-770
Contact: Ryu       mystar0902@naver.com   
Principal Investigator: Jun-Yong Choi, MS         
Sub-Investigator: Chang-Woo Han, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: In Lee, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Han-Sung Ryu, BA         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jun-Yong Choi, MS Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jun-Yong Choi/ KMD, Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01397344     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KCRC-IRB-2011008
Study First Received: July 14, 2011
Last Updated: July 18, 2011
Health Authority: Korea: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Korean Medicine Hospital of Pusan National University:
People in the outpatient waiting room

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