Table 4

 Different kinds of humorous activities in physicians’ reports

Humorous activitiesNumber%
*Mean 1.14 humorous activities per encounter. Total 95 humorous encounters.
Total humorous activities*108100.0
I told a joke1110.2
I told a funny story87.4
I made a humorous movement66.6
We both broke into laughter1715.7
I laughed, but it didn’t work43.7
We did nothing, but we both laughed3027.8
Something else was humorous3219.6