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|Title:||Patient satisfaction with a hospital-based neuropsychology service|
|Citation:||Australian Health Review, 2015; 40(4):447-452|
|Amie Foran, Elisa Millar, Diana Dorstyn|
|Abstract:||Objective. The aim of the present study was to develop and pilot a measure of patient satisfaction that encompasses themes, activities, settings and interactions specific to the neuropsychological assessment process. Methods. A focus group of out-patients (n = 15) was surveyed to identify the factors commonly associated with a satisfactory neuropsychological experience. Responses informed a purposely designed 14-item patient satisfaction scale (alpha = 0.88) that was completed by 66 hospital out-patients with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Results. Satisfaction with the neuropsychological assessment process was generally reported, with the testing phase (85%) rated significantly more favourably than the pre-assessment (79%) and feedback (70%) phases. Commentariesprovided by 32 respondents identified interpersonal facilitators to a satisfactory neuropsychological assessment experience, but also dissatisfaction with physical aspects of the testing environment in addition to service availability. Conclusions. The patient satisfaction scale can be used as a quality assurance tool to evaluate neuropsychological service delivery. Large-scale research is needed to confirm the scale’s psychometric properties. Further research may also include a broader perspective on the consumers’ experience of neuropsychological services.|
|Keywords:||Cognitive assessment; feedback; health services research|
|Rights:||Journal compilation © AHHA 2016|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 4|
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