Davis Observation Code (DOC)




Developers: Klea D. Bertakis Edward Callahan

Year of publication: 1991

Date last updated: 21 October 2019

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: Outpatient primary care clinica setting

Restriction to setting(s): None

Target group: ambulatory care patients and physicians

Language(s): English

Specific constructs/behaviours:

Six clusters of 20 physician practice behaviors : Technical Cluster (Structuring Interaction, History Taking, Family Information, Physical Examination, Evaluation Feedback, Planning Treatment, Treatment Effects); Health Behavior Cluster Compliance, Health Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Exercise); Addiction Cluster (Substance Use, Smoking Behavior); Patient Activation Cluster (Health Knowledge, Patient Question, Chatting); Preventive Service Cluster (Preventive Services); and Counseling Cluster (Counseling).

Tool topics:

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Development and Validation of the Davis Observation Code. Fam Med 1991; 23: 19-24

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: Yes. (but not uploaded)

Tool description by the author:

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