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QUOTE-HIV: an instrument for assessing quality of HIV care from the patients' perspective.
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PMID:  12792008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: An HIV-specific version of the QUOTE questionnaire was developed to measure the quality of care of patients infected with HIV from the patients' perspective. The consistency and validity of the questionnaire was assessed. METHODS: Focus group discussions were held to select aspects for inclusion in the questionnaire that are important to patients with HIV. Item and inter-item analysis, factor analysis, and reliability analysis were performed to test the internal consistency and validity of the questionnaire. RESULTS: Twenty seven items (13 generic and 14 HIV specific) were used in the QUOTE-HIV questionnaire. Separate factor analyses of the generic and HIV specific aspects indicated that each loaded onto a single factor. The internal consistency of the total questionnaire was good (Cronbach's alpha >/=0.80). Feasibility of the questionnaire was shown by the diversity of importance and performance scores for general practitioners as well as for HIV specialists and AIDS nursing consultants. CONCLUSION: The QUOTE-HIV questionnaire is a useful instrument for measuring the quality of care from the perspective of HIV infected patients.
C F Hekkink; H J Sixma; L Wigersma; C J Yzermans; J T M Van Der Meer; P J E Bindels; K Brinkman; S A Danner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality & safety in health care     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1475-3898     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Saf Health Care     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-06     Completed Date:  2003-07-30     Revised Date:  2010-09-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136980     Medline TA:  Qual Saf Health Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-93     Citation Subset:  H    
Division of Clinical Methods & Public Health, Department of General Practice, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Feasibility Studies
Focus Groups
HIV Infections / therapy*
Health Services Research
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data*
Quality of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results

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