Table 1.

Types of Physician Inquiry Developed for this Study

InquiryPhysician Language
Yes-no“I've given you a lot of information. Do you understand?”
Tell back-collaborative“I imagine you're really worried about this clot. I've given you a lot of information. It would be helpful to me to hear your understanding about your clot and its treatment.”
Tell back-directive“It's really important that you do this exactly the way I explained. What do you understand?”