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Concern for privacy in relation to age during physical examination of children: an exploratory study
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2009 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 98, no 8, p. 1349-1354Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To explore whether physicians behave differently regarding ethics and respect for privacy depending on children's age. We explored whether physician behaviours contributed to child uneasiness.

Study design: Observational study of 21 children (0-12 years; 18 boys; mean age 3.2) undergoing evaluation for inguinal hernia. Specific physician-initiated verbal and nonverbal behaviours were coded from digital video discs of the consultations.

Results: Physician intrusiveness (i.e. approaching the child suddenly or in an uninvited way) during the physical examination was related to concurrent child uneasiness (r = 0.42, p < 0.06) and lasted through the postexamination phase of the consultation (r = 0.52, p < 0.01). Child mood during the examination strongly predicted postexamination mood (r = 0.69, p < 0.0001). Neither the total number of physician-initiated positive behaviours or privacy-related behaviours was associated with child age. Negative physician behaviours were strongly related to negative mood in the child (r = 0.72, p < 0.0001) at the close of the consultation.

Conclusion: Although physicians were more likely to provide information to older than younger children, their behaviours regarding privacy did not differ by child age. We found that intrusiveness was rather common and related to child uneasiness that has implications for the ethical practice and a child's willingness to be examined.

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2009. Vol. 98, no 8, p. 1349-1354
Keywords [en]
Behaviour, Children, Consultation, Doctor-patient, Ethics, theoretical philosophy
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Philosophy
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Ethics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-14196DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2009.01332.xISI: 000267656800025PubMedID: 19476454Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-68249122030OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-14196DiVA, id: diva2:391426
Available from: 2011-01-25 Created: 2011-01-25 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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