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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/211585
Type:
Research Study
Title:
PATIENT SATISFACTION AND PERCEPTION OF VALUE WITH SHARED MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Over 70% of Veterans are considered overweight or obese and have higher rates of chronic disease and tobacco use than the civilian population. Three programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center which utilize shared medical appointments were chosen for this qualitative study: Managing overweight/ obesity for veterans everywhere (MOVE), Metabolic assistance group intervention clinic (MAGIC), and Tobacco Cessation. These programs address obesity and physical activity, management of diabetes and hyperlipidemia, and tobacco cessation. The programs incorporate motivational interviewing techniques and include stress management and coping strategies. The content of these programs overlap and complement each other and are part of the larger organizational focus on health promotion and disease prevention. PURPOSE: to explore the experience of participating in a shared medical appointment and patient satisfaction and perception of value related to these programs. SAMPLE: Approximately 112,500 Veterans living in a 26-county area of southwestern Virginia receive outpatient medical care at the Salem, Virginia facility. Veterans are older with more health problems and fewer financial resources than civilians. Sixty male and female adult veterans between the ages 18-89 who are current or past participants in at least two shared medical appointment sessions were invited to join this research study; focus group size was limited to 10 participants. METHOD: Focus groups collect data related to questions posed by the moderator but also include the unique interaction between group members who encourage others to tell stories and examples, ask each other questions, and clarify their point of view and the meaning of their experiences. Interaction between group members has the advantage of allowing deeper exploration of complex topics than individual interviews or surveys. Focus groups build on participant responses and include members with low literacy levels or visual impairments who might otherwise be unable to fully participate. RESULTS: Demographic data collection and thematic analysis is in progress and will be completed before the conference date. IMPLICATIONS: This study will provide data related to Veteran experiences in shared medical appointments, and their satisfaction and perception of value related to those programs. Veterans will benefit as a result of program improvements stemming from this research, and preliminary findings support the continued use of shared medical appointments.
Keywords:
Obesity; Veterans; Tobacco cessation
Repository Posting Date:
20-Feb-2012
Date of Publication:
20-Feb-2012
Other Identifiers:
4697
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typeResearch Studyen_GB
dc.titlePATIENT SATISFACTION AND PERCEPTION OF VALUE WITH SHARED MEDICAL APPOINTMENTSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/211585-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Over 70% of Veterans are considered overweight or obese and have higher rates of chronic disease and tobacco use than the civilian population. Three programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center which utilize shared medical appointments were chosen for this qualitative study: Managing overweight/ obesity for veterans everywhere (MOVE), Metabolic assistance group intervention clinic (MAGIC), and Tobacco Cessation. These programs address obesity and physical activity, management of diabetes and hyperlipidemia, and tobacco cessation. The programs incorporate motivational interviewing techniques and include stress management and coping strategies. The content of these programs overlap and complement each other and are part of the larger organizational focus on health promotion and disease prevention. PURPOSE: to explore the experience of participating in a shared medical appointment and patient satisfaction and perception of value related to these programs. SAMPLE: Approximately 112,500 Veterans living in a 26-county area of southwestern Virginia receive outpatient medical care at the Salem, Virginia facility. Veterans are older with more health problems and fewer financial resources than civilians. Sixty male and female adult veterans between the ages 18-89 who are current or past participants in at least two shared medical appointment sessions were invited to join this research study; focus group size was limited to 10 participants. METHOD: Focus groups collect data related to questions posed by the moderator but also include the unique interaction between group members who encourage others to tell stories and examples, ask each other questions, and clarify their point of view and the meaning of their experiences. Interaction between group members has the advantage of allowing deeper exploration of complex topics than individual interviews or surveys. Focus groups build on participant responses and include members with low literacy levels or visual impairments who might otherwise be unable to fully participate. RESULTS: Demographic data collection and thematic analysis is in progress and will be completed before the conference date. IMPLICATIONS: This study will provide data related to Veteran experiences in shared medical appointments, and their satisfaction and perception of value related to those programs. Veterans will benefit as a result of program improvements stemming from this research, and preliminary findings support the continued use of shared medical appointments.en_GB
dc.subjectObesityen_GB
dc.subjectVeteransen_GB
dc.subjectTobacco cessationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-02-20T12:03:45Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-20T12:03:45Z-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-20T12:03:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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