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Why patients your doctor to lie to

Questions on diet and nutrition, alcohol consumption, or regular exercise will answer many of the patient to the doctor is not honest. You withhold medically relevant information, because they want to be appreciated by your doctor, as a recent study shows.

60 to 80 percent of the respondents included their Doctors relevant information: you will cheat on statements about their nutrition and physical activity, or do not give to understand, if you agree with the recommendations of your doctor does not agree. Often it also happens that patients to have your doctor’s instructions not understood. As a Declaration of the patients reported that they did not want to be on your bad behavior pointed out to convicted. It was, however, embarrassed to say the truth.

The most frequently female and younger individuals as well as patients were in a poor state of health with false or missing information. Without all the facts a doctor can give but may not be optimal Council: "If patients withhold information about what they eat or whether they take their medication, this can have a significant impact on your health. Especially if you are chronically ill sind", Andrea Gurmankin Levy, a Professor of social science at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Connecticut, says.

Data from two major Online health surveys were used for the study, which is published in the journal JAMA Network Open. They included 2.011 and 2.499 adults. Therein, the participants reported whether they had experienced typical situations and why they behave accordingly.