Table 1

Published Video Elicitation Interview Studies of Physician-patient Interactions

Author, YearTopicParticipantsComments on Study Methodology
Henry et al,4 2011Preventive services in primary carePhysicians and patientsSecondary analysis of video elicitation interviews
Gao et al,27 2009Cross-cultural discussions of colorectal cancer screeningPatientsaUsed experienced translators and bilingual interviewers
O’Brien et al,29 2008Decisions about breast cancer treatmentPatientsIncluded interactions with both medical and surgical oncologists
Saba et al,30 2006Shared decision making in primary carePhysicians and patientsCompared analysis of video recordings with analysis of video elicitation interviews
Frankel et al,26 2005Instances of effective or significant communication during interactionsPhysicians and patientsEdited audio-recorded interview comments directly onto video recordings before analysis; used both dyad and physician as units of analysis
Fossum et al,3133 2004Perceptions of communication and quality of care in orthopedic clinicsPhysicians and patientsExamined associations among interaction sequence, content, and patients’ expressions of satisfaction during interviews
Coleman et al,3436 1999Discussions about smoking in primary carePhysiciansInvestigator recorded several interactions with each physician and chose 1 per physician for elicitation interviews. Participants watched videos immediately before rather than during the interview
Epstein et al,37 1998HIV risk assessment in primary carePhysicians and patientsParticipants watched videos and made both spontaneous and HIV- related comments. Video elicitation interviews were followed by standard interviews focused on barriers to discussions of HIV risk
Cromarty,38 1996Patients’ thoughts during primary care interactionsPatientsInterviewed a subset of participants from a larger sample of recorded interactions; interviewed patients in their homes
Cegala et al,39,40 1996Perceptions of communication competence in primary carePhysicians and patientsUsed coded interviews for quantitative analysis; all interactions were recorded in the same room using a wall-mounted camera
Arborelius,28,4145 1990Comparison of physician and patient perspectives; dilemmas in primary carePhysicians and patientsConducted 2 video elicitation interviews: 1 for spontaneous comments, and 1 focused on content related to specific research questions
Treichler et al,46 1987Power dynamics in physician- patient interactionsPhysician and patientDetailed, microanalysis of a single interaction; compares a physician’s and student’s interaction with the same patient
Frankel et al,25 1982Comparison of physician and patient perspectivesPhysicians and patientsEdited audio-recorded interview comments directly onto video recordings before analysis
  • HIV=human immunodeficiency virus.

  • Note: Multiple articles analyzing the same set of video elicitation interviews are listed together in a single row.

  • a Study reports that physicians were interviewed, but only data from patient interviews were reported.