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IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 229-235

Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills

Authors: Hassan Mohamed Almusa, Ali Mohammed Alamri, Bashayr Ghormallah Alghamdi, Hatim Ghormallah Alghamdi, Noura Hassan Alshehri, Amjad Ahmed Mudawi, Saeed Mohammed Asiri, Reem Hussain Mohsenah, Qlaa Rashed Alqarni, Halima Ahmed Al Asiri, Hanan Hussain Alshehri, Ohud Ali Abu Sarhad, Abdulrhman Mohammed Mathekor, Khadra Ali Alqahtani, Mohamed Alhassan Almuash, Rawan Sultan Al Hfyan.

ABSTRACT

Background: The trend of dissatisfaction among physicians recorded considerable importance in recent years as it affects patient satisfaction and can adversely affect the patient behavior, including adherence to medical treatment, leading to a reduction in the quality of care. At the individual level, poor job satisfaction and high level of job stress inversely affect mental and physical health, quality of life of physician which will be reflected in his patients. Patient-physician communication is a vital area of clinical practice. When done well, such communication effectively enhances patients' clinical perspectives, as has been validated in controlled studies. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted during the period from first June 2019 to 30 September 2019 targeting target all accessible physicians working in most of the hospitals in Saudi Arabia. After obtaining permission from the Institutional ethics committee, data were collected from the physicians who agreed to participate using a pre-structured self-administered online questionnaire. Data covered physicians' socio-demographic data, city of work, sponsor of his work (private or governmental), the hospital name, and physician satisfaction. Results: The study included 226 physicians with their ages ranged from 20 to 68 years old with a mean age of 33.1 (9.2 years). About 38% of the physicians worked in the southern region, 27.4% in the eastern region and 15.9% were in central or western regions. Exact of 42% of the physicians were satisfied regarding their income and 35.8% were satisfied regarding time spent with their patients. In total, high satisfaction was recorded among a few percent of the participated physicians. Conclusion: In conclusion, the study revealed that nearly 1 out of each 10 physicians were satisfied regarding their work environment and patients' compliance. The highest satisfaction was recorded for their income and time spent with their cases.

Keywords:
Physician satisfaction, communication skills, work environment, patients' adherence, compliance


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Hassan Mohamed Almusa
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Mohammed Alamri
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Bashayr Ghormallah Alghamdi
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Hatim Ghormallah Alghamdi
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Noura Hassan Alshehri
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Ahmed Mudawi
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Saeed Mohammed Asiri
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Reem Hussain Mohsenah
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Qlaa Rashed Alqarni
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Halima Ahmed Al Asiri
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Hanan Hussain Alshehri
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Ohud Ali Abu Sarhad
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrhman Mohammed Mathekor
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Khadra Ali Alqahtani
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Mohamed Alhassan Almuash
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Rawan Sultan Al Hfyan
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Bashayr Alghamdi, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.; bashayr1415@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 01 Dec 2019
Accepted 17 Dec 2019
Published online 04 Jan 2020
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Almusa HM, Alamri AM, Alghamdi BG, Alghamdi HG, Alshehri NH, Mudawi AA, Asiri SM, Mohsenah RH, Alqarni QR, Asiri HAA, Alshehri HH, Sarhad OAA, Mathekor AM, Alqahtani KA, Almuash MA, Hfyan RSA. Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 229-235. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa HM, Alamri AM, Alghamdi BG, Alghamdi HG, Alshehri NH, Mudawi AA, Asiri SM, Mohsenah RH, Alqarni QR, Asiri HAA, Alshehri HH, Sarhad OAA, Mathekor AM, Alqahtani KA, Almuash MA, Hfyan RSA. Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=76118 [Access: January 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa HM, Alamri AM, Alghamdi BG, Alghamdi HG, Alshehri NH, Mudawi AA, Asiri SM, Mohsenah RH, Alqarni QR, Asiri HAA, Alshehri HH, Sarhad OAA, Mathekor AM, Alqahtani KA, Almuash MA, Hfyan RSA. Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 229-235. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa HM, Alamri AM, Alghamdi BG, Alghamdi HG, Alshehri NH, Mudawi AA, Asiri SM, Mohsenah RH, Alqarni QR, Asiri HAA, Alshehri HH, Sarhad OAA, Mathekor AM, Alqahtani KA, Almuash MA, Hfyan RSA. Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2020]; 4(1): 229-235. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa, H. M., Alamri, . A. M., Alghamdi, . B. G., Alghamdi, . H. G., Alshehri, . N. H., Mudawi, . A. A., Asiri, . S. M., Mohsenah, . R. H., Alqarni, . Q. R., Asiri, . H. A. A., Alshehri, . H. H., Sarhad, . O. A. A., Mathekor, . A. M., Alqahtani, . K. A., Almuash, . M. A. & Hfyan, . R. S. A. (2020) Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills. IJMDC, 4 (1), 229-235. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa, Hassan Mohamed, Ali Mohammed Alamri, Bashayr Ghormallah Alghamdi, Hatim Ghormallah Alghamdi, Noura Hassan Alshehri, Amjad Ahmed Mudawi, Saeed Mohammed Asiri, Reem Hussain Mohsenah, Qlaa Rashed Alqarni, Halima Ahmed Al Asiri, Hanan Hussain Alshehri, Ohud Ali Abu Sarhad, Abdulrhman Mohammed Mathekor, Khadra Ali Alqahtani, Mohamed Alhassan Almuash, and Rawan Sultan Al Hfyan. 2020. Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 229-235. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa, Hassan Mohamed, Ali Mohammed Alamri, Bashayr Ghormallah Alghamdi, Hatim Ghormallah Alghamdi, Noura Hassan Alshehri, Amjad Ahmed Mudawi, Saeed Mohammed Asiri, Reem Hussain Mohsenah, Qlaa Rashed Alqarni, Halima Ahmed Al Asiri, Hanan Hussain Alshehri, Ohud Ali Abu Sarhad, Abdulrhman Mohammed Mathekor, Khadra Ali Alqahtani, Mohamed Alhassan Almuash, and Rawan Sultan Al Hfyan. "Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 229-235. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa, Hassan Mohamed, Ali Mohammed Alamri, Bashayr Ghormallah Alghamdi, Hatim Ghormallah Alghamdi, Noura Hassan Alshehri, Amjad Ahmed Mudawi, Saeed Mohammed Asiri, Reem Hussain Mohsenah, Qlaa Rashed Alqarni, Halima Ahmed Al Asiri, Hanan Hussain Alshehri, Ohud Ali Abu Sarhad, Abdulrhman Mohammed Mathekor, Khadra Ali Alqahtani, Mohamed Alhassan Almuash, and Rawan Sultan Al Hfyan. "Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 229-235. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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Almusa, H. M., Alamri, . A. M., Alghamdi, . B. G., Alghamdi, . H. G., Alshehri, . N. H., Mudawi, . A. A., Asiri, . S. M., Mohsenah, . R. H., Alqarni, . Q. R., Asiri, . H. A. A., Alshehri, . H. H., Sarhad, . O. A. A., Mathekor, . A. M., Alqahtani, . K. A., Almuash, . M. A. & Hfyan, . R. S. A. (2020) Physician's work environment and its relation to physician-patient communication skills. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 229-235. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1575214637


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