Satisfaction with information provided to Danish cancer patients: validation and survey results

Title

Satisfaction with information provided to Danish cancer patients: validation and survey results

Creator

Ross L; Petersen MA; Johnsen AT; Lundstrøm LH; Groenvold M

Publisher

Patient Education And Counseling

Date

2013

Subject

adolescent; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Male; Neoplasms; Adult; Interviews as Topic; Questionnaires; Aged; Middle Aged; Patient Satisfaction; Patient Education as Topic; Denmark; 80 and over

Description

OBJECTIVES: To validate five items (CPWQ-inf) regarding satisfaction with information provided to cancer patients from health care staff, assess the prevalence of dissatisfaction with this information, and identify factors predicting dissatisfaction. METHODS: The questionnaire was validated by patient-observer agreement and cognitive interviews. The prevalence of dissatisfaction was assessed in a cross-sectional sample of all cancer patients in contact with hospitals during the past year in three Danish counties. RESULTS: The validation showed that the CPWQ performed well. Between 3 and 23% of the 1490 participating patients were dissatisfied with each of the measured aspects of information. The highest level of dissatisfaction was reported regarding the guidance, support and help provided when the diagnosis was given. Younger patients were consistently more dissatisfied than older patients. CONCLUSIONS: The brief CPWQ performs well for survey purposes. The survey depicts the heterogeneous patient population encountered by hospital staff and showed that younger patients probably had higher expectations or a higher need for information and that those with more severe diagnoses/prognoses require extra care in providing information. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: Four brief questions can efficiently assess information needs. With increasing demands for information, a wide range of innovative initiatives is needed.
2013-11

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

239-247

Issue

2

Volume

93

Citation

Ross L; Petersen MA; Johnsen AT; Lundstrøm LH; Groenvold M, “Satisfaction with information provided to Danish cancer patients: validation and survey results,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14748.

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