The Impact of Diabetes Patients' Trust in Their Physicians on Medical Care & Health-Producing Activities

Show full item record

Title: The Impact of Diabetes Patients' Trust in Their Physicians on Medical Care & Health-Producing Activities
Author: Lari, Nasim
Advisors: Alvin E. Headen , Committee Chair
Abstract: This research evaluates how a diabetic’s trust in his physician, as measured through the area of communication between the patient and physician, and his travel costs influence his decision to obtain medical care and spend time on health-producing activities such as diet and exercise. By identifying the factors that prevent the patient from properly managing his diabetes, certain policy measures can be implemented (e.g. providing transportation, funds for transportation, translators, etc.) to encourage proper disease management. Further, with an increase in group practices, it would be interesting to evaluate how the effectiveness of these programs is influenced by better patient-provider relationships.
Date: 2009-08-05
Degree: PhD
Discipline: Economics
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/3837


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
etd.pdf 525.4Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record