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Table 1 Physician patient communication by segment

From: Improving the physician-patient cardiovascular risk dialogue to improve statin adherence

Questions Health Preservers Health Committeds Others Total
  yes no unsure yes no unsure yes no unsure yes no unsure
1. Has your physician talked to you about drug treatments to lower your cholesterol? 204
(97.6)
4
(1.9)
1
(0.5)
318
(97.5)
5
(1.5)
3
(0.9)
1231
(97.5)
18
(1.4)
14
(1.1)
1753
(97.5)
27
(1.5)
18
(1.0)
2. Has your physician talked to you about your current cholesterol levels? 205
(98.1)
3
(1.4)
1
(0.5)
319
(97.9)
7
(2.1)
0
(0)
1240
(98.2)
18
(1.4)
5
(0.4)
1764
(98.1)
28
(1.6)
6
(0.3)
3. Did your physician talk to you about health risks of high cholesterol? 203 (97.1) 4
(1.9)
2
(1.0)
318
(97.5)
5
(1.5)
3
(0.9)
1210
(95.8)
30
(2.4)
23 (1.8) 1731
(96.2)
39
(2.1)
28
(1.6)
4. Has your physician talked to you about your cholesterol goals? 195
(93.3)
6
(2.9)
8
(3.8)
301
(92.3)
13
(4.0)
12
(3.7)
1143
(90.5)
64
(5.1)
56
(4.4)
1639
(91.2)
83
(4.6)
76
(4.2)
5. Do you feel your doctor has listened carefully to you? 202
(96.7)
1
(0.5)
6
(2.9)
323
(99.1)
2
(0.6)
1
(0.3)
1223
(96.8)
10
(0.8)
30
(2.4)
1639
(97.2)
13
(0.7)
37
(2.1)
6. Do you feel your doctor has explained things in a way you could understand? 201
(96.2)
2
(1.0)
6
(2.9)
320
(98.2)
3
(0.9)
3
(0.9)
1226
(97.1)
11
(0.9)
26
(2.1)
1747
(97.2)
16
(0.8)
35
(1.9)
7. Do you usually raise your concerns even when your doctor does not ask? 186
(89.0)
13
(6.2)
10
(4.8)
288
(88.3)
24
(7.4)
14
(4.3)
1078
(85.4)
124
(9.8)
61
(4.8)
1552
(86.3)
161
(8.9)
85
(4.7)
  1. * Percentages of responses are in parentheses.