Title

Examining Patient-Provider Race Concordance and Patient Perceptions

Abstract

As racial diversity in the nation continues to increase, access to quality health care has become a growing issue. Hispanic immigrants to the United States, especially those from Mexico, tend to acquire low-wage jobs such as farming. As a result, many Hispanic families have to seek health care at more affordable clinics. Less accessibility to nonprofit clinics may contribute to weaker patient-provider relationships at these clinics. My presentation examines the relationship between patient-physician race and socioeconomic status concordance and patients’ trust in their physicians at SOS Clinic. I tested Charles Cooley’s “looking-glass self” theory to see if racial minorities take society’s perception of themselves into account to shape their self-perceptions more than do other racial groups. Health outcomes were also measured after each patient’s visit with a provider to assess the effect of patient’s trust on compliance with physicians’ recommendations.

Faculty Sponsor

Alissa Cordner

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Public Health

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Olin 138

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Oral Presentation

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Examining Patient-Provider Race Concordance and Patient Perceptions

Olin 138

As racial diversity in the nation continues to increase, access to quality health care has become a growing issue. Hispanic immigrants to the United States, especially those from Mexico, tend to acquire low-wage jobs such as farming. As a result, many Hispanic families have to seek health care at more affordable clinics. Less accessibility to nonprofit clinics may contribute to weaker patient-provider relationships at these clinics. My presentation examines the relationship between patient-physician race and socioeconomic status concordance and patients’ trust in their physicians at SOS Clinic. I tested Charles Cooley’s “looking-glass self” theory to see if racial minorities take society’s perception of themselves into account to shape their self-perceptions more than do other racial groups. Health outcomes were also measured after each patient’s visit with a provider to assess the effect of patient’s trust on compliance with physicians’ recommendations.

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