CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Social Health and Diabetes 2019; 07(01): 022-024
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1692511
Original Article
Novo Nordisk Education Foundation

Ensuring Effective Communication in the Diabetes Clinic: Creating a Curve of Remembering

Tejal Lathia
1  Department of Endocrinology, Fortis Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Publication History

Received: 28 March 2019

Accepted: 06 April 2019

Publication Date:
28 June 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Patient–doctor interview involves exchange of information. Often, consultation may be hurried in resource-constrained settings whereby large quantity of health-related information is delivered to patient in a short period of time. Most people quickly forget what they have heard only once, thus putting into doubt how much of what patients are told, is really comprehended, recalled and thus, acted on. Repeating information, information delivery in staggered format, as well as the use of media for reinforcement helps patients comprehend and recall information better.