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Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva

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FERNANDES, Ceres Regina Dias  and  BRITTO, Ilma A. Goulart de Souza. Physician's intervention with the HIV carrier in an out-patient context. Rev. bras. ter. comport. cogn. [online]. 2005, vol.7, n.2, pp. 205-218. ISSN 1517-5545.

This study analyzed the doctor-patient relationship in the first consultation after the diagnosis of presence of the virus HIV. The data were collected in observations of video records. The verbal and non-verbal responses of four doctor-patient relationships were analyzed in an out-patient context of a specialized hospital. The responses of the members were analyzed in relation to the function potentially facilitative or non-facilitative to the adhesion to the suitable treatment. It was observed that the doctors' verbal behaviors considered as adhesion facilitators occurred less frequently than the not adhesion facilitators. Their non-verbal behaviors considered adhesion facilitators occurred much more frequently than the non facilitators. The patients presented very more verbal behaviors indicating adhesion than no adhesion. Their non-verbal behaviors adhesion indicative happened a little more than the indicative of no adhesion.

Keywords : Doctor-patient relationship; Adhesion to the treatment; Verbal and non-verbal behavior.

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