Acute spinal cord injury patients' satisfaction with care: Results from an intervention study in a specialized rehabilitation unit

Pilar Lusilla-Palacios, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor

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Abstract

© SAGE Publications. To assess satisfaction with care in acute spinal cord injury patients admitted to a specialized rehabilitation unit prior and after a tailored training in communication skills for the staff, the Picker Patient Experience-33 ((1) Content of the information, (2) Quality of the information, and (3) Quality of the relationship), the Spinal Cord Independence Measure-III, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale were administered. The more troublesome dimension regarding patients' satisfaction was content of the information, with 88.37 and 91.43 percent (pre/post-intervention) reporting problems with information provided concerning their rights, and 51.15 and 58.72 percent (pre/post-intervention) with the information received at discharge. Overall, functionality (Spinal Cord Independence Measure-III) improved at discharge, but Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale pre/post-scores revealed to be high.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1299
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume22
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017

Keywords

  • healthcare professionals
  • patient satisfaction
  • satisfaction with care
  • spinal cord injury
  • traumatic injury

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