Exploring communication pathways to better health: Clinician communication of expectations for acupuncture effectiveness
Patient Education and Counselling, 08/03/2012
Street RL et al. – Acupuncturists’ communication of optimism about treatment effectiveness contributed to pain and function outcomes indirectly through its effect on satisfaction during treatment. Future research should model pathways through which clinician–patient communication affects mediating variables that in turn lead to improved health outcomes.