Camera-related behaviors during video recorded medical interactions

  • Penner L
  • Orom H
  • Albrecht T
 et al. 
  • 33

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 47

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

Video recording provides an objective record of the content of medical interactions. However, there is concern that cameras may be reactive measurement devices that alter what normally transpires during interactions. This study addressed potential reactivity of cameras in medical interactions. Interactions between 45 patients and 14 medical oncologists were video recorded and coded for camera-related behaviors. Eleven of 45 patients performed none of the behaviors. Among the other patients, camera-related behaviors were infrequent and, on average, constituted about 0.1% (one-tenth of one percent) of total interaction time. Behaviors occurred most often in very early stages of interactions, and when phy-sicians were absent from the room. Seven physicians showed camera-related behaviors, comprising less than 0.1% of the time they were in the interaction. Results suggest video recording can provide nonreactive means of studying medical interactions.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Camera-related behaviors
  • Medical interactions
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Reactivity
  • Real-time data capture
  • Video recording

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • Heather Orom

  • Terrance L. Albrecht

  • Melissa M. Franks

  • Tanina S. Foster

  • John C. Ruckdeschel

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free