Patient views on the quality of care have always been assessed by means of patient satisfaction questionnaires.
The objectives of this study were to develop an instrument that would :
(1) produce more specific data on health care services ;
(2) produce data that are related to the needs and expectations of individual clients ;
(3) contain items that had been formulated in collaboration with patients ;
(4) measure quality of health care services from the perspective of customers ;
(5) produce data on generic items and on disease-specific items of health care services.
The instrument, developed for measuring the quality of care from the perspective of non-institutionalized rheumatic patients (QUOTE-Rheumatic-Patients), was evaluated in 425 non-institutionalized patients suffering from rheumatic diseases.
The internal consistency of the subscales, the presumed factor structure and the feasibility of the instrument were evaluated.
The development of this instrument resulted in a self-administered questionnaire on the quality of health care from the perspective of non-institutionalized rheumatic patients, which contains proper scientific characteristics and provides specific information for practical quality assurance policies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Autoévaluation, Malade, Spondylarthrite ankylosante, Questionnaire, Homme, Ostéoporose, Service santé, Qualité, Arthrose, Méthodologie, Fiabilité, Epidémiologie, Validation test, Fidélité test, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Spondylarthropathie, Ostéopathie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative, Validation contenu
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Self evaluation, Patient, Ankylosing spondylitis, Questionnaire, Human, Osteoporosis, Health service, Quality, Osteoarthritis, Methodology, Reliability, Epidemiology, Test validation, Test reliability, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Spondylarthropathy, Bone disease, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0267263
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 11/09/1998.