OBJECTIVES: To evaluate satisfaction with care for psoriatic inpatients. Identify areas in need of interventions and actions to improve the satisfaction with care. METHODS: We analyzed 133 patients with psoriasis and 335 patients affected by other dermatological diseases in their first access at the hospital. Six determinants of satisfaction with care were investigated with a self administered questionnaire. Moreover the overall satisfaction was documented. Descriptive analysis and a multiple logistic regression analysis correcting for confounding factors were performed. Focus groups were conducted with patients to further investigate about specific aspects of relationships between patients and personnel. RESULTS: Psoriatic inpatients were less satisfied than other dermatological inpatients regarding Coordination of care, Information and education, Emotional support. Emotional support was the determinant with the smallest percentage of satisfied patients. Focus groups confirmed what was identified with the questionnaire and suggested necessary interventions. CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to improve the communication skills of health personnel. Information for patients need to be enhanced and the management of psoriatic patients has to be improved.

Satisfaction and critical aspects of inpatients care among patients with psoriasis

Renzi C.;
2003-01-01

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate satisfaction with care for psoriatic inpatients. Identify areas in need of interventions and actions to improve the satisfaction with care. METHODS: We analyzed 133 patients with psoriasis and 335 patients affected by other dermatological diseases in their first access at the hospital. Six determinants of satisfaction with care were investigated with a self administered questionnaire. Moreover the overall satisfaction was documented. Descriptive analysis and a multiple logistic regression analysis correcting for confounding factors were performed. Focus groups were conducted with patients to further investigate about specific aspects of relationships between patients and personnel. RESULTS: Psoriatic inpatients were less satisfied than other dermatological inpatients regarding Coordination of care, Information and education, Emotional support. Emotional support was the determinant with the smallest percentage of satisfied patients. Focus groups confirmed what was identified with the questionnaire and suggested necessary interventions. CONCLUSIONS: It is necessary to improve the communication skills of health personnel. Information for patients need to be enhanced and the management of psoriatic patients has to be improved.
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