Components and predictors of patient satisfaction

Components and predictors of patient satisfaction In a questionnaire study of 700 patients from a large UK National Health Service general hospital, proximal and organizational aspects of patient satisfaction were studied. Factor analysis revealed three components of proximal patient satisfaction: overall process of care in the hospital; improvement in and understanding of health; and psychological well‐being. Eleven scales measuring relevant aspects of hospital care and environment were derived. In a second study, involving 483 patients from a different general hospital, confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the robustness of the factor structure derived in the first study. Finally, aspects of care that best predicted satisfaction were identified. These included nursing and medical information practices, socialization procedures and patient participation. The implications of these findings are explored in the context of organizational theories of participation and the potential applications of the findings are considered. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Health Psychology Wiley

Components and predictors of patient satisfaction

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
1996 The British Psychological Society
ISSN
1359-107X
eISSN
2044-8287
D.O.I.
10.1111/j.2044-8287.1996.tb00492.x
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Abstract

In a questionnaire study of 700 patients from a large UK National Health Service general hospital, proximal and organizational aspects of patient satisfaction were studied. Factor analysis revealed three components of proximal patient satisfaction: overall process of care in the hospital; improvement in and understanding of health; and psychological well‐being. Eleven scales measuring relevant aspects of hospital care and environment were derived. In a second study, involving 483 patients from a different general hospital, confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the robustness of the factor structure derived in the first study. Finally, aspects of care that best predicted satisfaction were identified. These included nursing and medical information practices, socialization procedures and patient participation. The implications of these findings are explored in the context of organizational theories of participation and the potential applications of the findings are considered.

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British Journal of Health PsychologyWiley

Published: Feb 1, 1996

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