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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(5):27-37.
Published online May 1, 1991.
Patients' language used in medical interview.
Young In Choi, Chang Yup Kim, Tai Woo Yoo, Bong Yul Huh
의사와 환자의 면담시 환자가 사용하는 의학적 용어의 종류 및 빈도에 관한 조사
최영인, 김창엽, 유태우, 허봉렬
서울대학교병원 가정의학과
During 4 weeks (1990.5.21-6.18), ninety-two patients' medical interviews were reviewed after recording by the use of audiovisual system for analysing their terms containing medical meanings. Medical intervews were done at OPD of Department of Family Medicine, Seoul, Seoul National University Hospital.

The results were as follow;
1. Total time of medical interviews was 1,021 minutes.
2. For hundred five words or sentences were presented and used 831 times.
3. Patients used 298 words or sentences 685 times to complain their symptoms.
4. Everyday languages and well-known medical languages were used as meidcally meaning full terms.
5. There were many words or sentences containing similar medical meaning.
6. There were some words containing two or more meanings concomitantly.


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