Table 3.

Mean Values for Patient–Provider Communication Characteristics

MIPS Communication Characteristic*Mean (SD; n)
Patient centeredness3.0 (1.6)
Patient assertiveness0.4 (0.4)
Psychosocial focus0.3 (0.3)
Information exchange, all0.8 (0.4)
Information exchange, medications only0.9 (0.5)
Disclosure promoting0.6 (1.0)
Verbal dominance1.3 (0.5)
Sociodemographic circumstances4.1 (6.3))
Discussion about hypertension7.6 (9.7)
Discussion about antihypertensive medications7.3 (9.1)
Visit length, min24.1 (8.6)
  • MIPS indicates Medical Interaction Process System.

  • * For 88 patients unless otherwise indicated. Using linear mixed models accounting for within-provider correlation with a random intercept.

  • For 87 patients.