The Heidelberg Peri-anaesthetic Questionnaire - development of a new refined psychometric questionnaire

Schiff, J.H., Fornaschon, A.S., Frankenhauser, S., Schiff, M., Snyder-Ramos, S.A., Martin, E., Knapp, S., Bauer, M., Böttiger, B.W., and Motsch, J. (2008) The Heidelberg Peri-anaesthetic Questionnaire - development of a new refined psychometric questionnaire. Anaesthesia, 63 (10). pp. 1096-1104.

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We have developed a questionnaire to assess patients' peri-anaesthetic satisfaction. We recruited 1398 patients and 59 health care professionals for construction and validation. Relevant items were rated for preferences. The resulting questions underwent a cognitive and a standard pretest. The resultant Heidelberg Peri-anaesthetic Questionnaire consists of 38 questions about five identified themes: trust and atmosphere; fear; discomfort; treatment by personnel; and information and waiting. Internal consistency was demonstrated for the sum score (Cronbach's a = 0.79) and the five factors (Cronbach's a = 0.42–0.79). Multivariate analysis found significant influences of age, school education, marital status and duration of anaesthesia. Dissatisfied patients had a median (IQR [range]) of 73% (66–76% [35–83]), and satisfied patients 92% (90–94% [88–100]) of the sum score. The Heidelberg Peri-anaesthetic Questionnaire offers a valid and reliable way to identify dissatisfied patients and generate quality improvement and also has use as a benchmark tool.

Item ID: 42193
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2044
Keywords: audit, measurement techniques, outcome, paediatric anaesthesia, patient satisfaction, surgery; psychometic testing
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 01:14
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 20%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110301 Anaesthesiology @ 80%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920204 Evaluation of Health Outcomes @ 100%
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