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Assessment of the Visibility of Radiologists through Structured Interview Approach: Our Experience in Low-literacy Mammography Patients
1 Department of Radiology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey  
Erciyes Med J ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/etd.2018.0106
Key Words: Communication, measurement, literacy, mammograph

This paper 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 for this purpose because patients’ ability to discriminate between technicians, radiologists and referring physicians can be tested more efficiently in an interactive encounter. In 74 women participated in the study, the percentage of patients who assigned the radiologist as a doctor was 41.8%. Of these patients, 77.4% were aware that radiologist was a specialist. Considering the literacy level of patients, the potential value of structured interview approach should be discussed in developing measurement methods to assess visibility of radiologists to patients. In addition, 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.

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: Erdoğan N, İmamoğlu H, Doğan S. Assessment of the visibility of radiologists through structured interview approach: Our experience in low-literacy mammography patients. Erciyes Med J 2018; DOI: 10.5152/etd.2017.0106

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