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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152795
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient perceptions of prenatal care: Instrument development (DISS)
Abstract:
Patient perceptions of prenatal care: Instrument development (DISS)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Omar, Mildred, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Michigan State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Prenatal care has been identified as an effective intervention that is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes. Prenatal services, however, are not being utilized to their potential by all pregnant women. One major reason for poor utilization of prenatal care services is user dissatisfaction with services and care received. Accurate assessment of patient satisfaction is essential in improving the policies and practices of prenatal care. Currently, a lack of standard instruments to measure satisfaction with prenatal care exist. The determination of what constitutes satisfaction with prenatal care aids the development of framework for effective case management and strategies to reduce barriers.



The specific aims of this research are to test the patient satisfaction with prenatal care instrument and to refine the instrument based on the psychometric analyses.



The patient satisfaction with prenatal care instrument was developed from literature and from analysis of three focus groups conducted with pregnant women to gain a better understanding of the concept. The 115 item instrument reflects the three major themes identified: a) provider relationship characteristics; b) health care system characteristics; and c) client characteristics.



Following the pilot testing of the instrument with 100 to 120 pregnant women in their late third trimester of pregnancy, exploratory factor analysis was employed to determine the factor structure. Principal component analysis was used with oblique and varimax rotations. Results of the factor analysis were compared to conceptual themes for congruence. Reliability were assessed using Cronbach's Alpha. Refinement of the patient satisfaction with prenatal care instrument followed based on the results of the factor analysis and reliability estimates.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePatient perceptions of prenatal care: Instrument development (DISS)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152795-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patient perceptions of prenatal care: Instrument development (DISS)</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Omar, Mildred, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michigan State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">millie@pilot.msu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Prenatal care has been identified as an effective intervention that is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes. Prenatal services, however, are not being utilized to their potential by all pregnant women. One major reason for poor utilization of prenatal care services is user dissatisfaction with services and care received. Accurate assessment of patient satisfaction is essential in improving the policies and practices of prenatal care. Currently, a lack of standard instruments to measure satisfaction with prenatal care exist. The determination of what constitutes satisfaction with prenatal care aids the development of framework for effective case management and strategies to reduce barriers.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The specific aims of this research are to test the patient satisfaction with prenatal care instrument and to refine the instrument based on the psychometric analyses.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The patient satisfaction with prenatal care instrument was developed from literature and from analysis of three focus groups conducted with pregnant women to gain a better understanding of the concept. The 115 item instrument reflects the three major themes identified: a) provider relationship characteristics; b) health care system characteristics; and c) client characteristics.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Following the pilot testing of the instrument with 100 to 120 pregnant women in their late third trimester of pregnancy, exploratory factor analysis was employed to determine the factor structure. Principal component analysis was used with oblique and varimax rotations. Results of the factor analysis were compared to conceptual themes for congruence. Reliability were assessed using Cronbach's Alpha. Refinement of the patient satisfaction with prenatal care instrument followed based on the results of the factor analysis and reliability estimates.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:50:06Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:50:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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