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Title: The Care Perception Questionnaire - An instrument for the assessment of the perspective of patients, family members, and professionals on psychiatric rehabilitation
Authors: Van Audenhove, Chantal ×
Van Humbeeck, Greet
Spruytte, Nele
Storms, Gerrit
De Hert, Marc
Heyrman, Jan
Peuskens, Joseph
Pieters, Guido
Vertommen, Hans #
Issue Date: Apr-2001
Publisher: Hogrefe & huber publishers
Series Title: European journal of psychological assessment vol:17 issue:2 pages:120-129
Abstract: Major changes have taken place over the last decade in the mental health care services in Belgium as well as in the rest of Europe. To track these developments, Shepherd and colleagues developed an instrument to assess the degree of perceived accomplishment of 11 key areas in such care. This instrument was translated and adapted as the Care Perception Questionnaire. In clinical settings the instrument can be a good tool for exploring the perspective of patients and professionals regarding the 11 key areas. However, for research purposes it is not practical to work with the 28 separate items or with the 11 key areas. The goal of this study is to reduce the 11 key areas to a smaller number of scales with good psychometric properties and with relevance to clinical practice. Using principal-component analysis by means of promax rotation and scale construction, we developed four statistically reliable and meaningful scales: (1) support in social relations and practical aid, (2) treatment and monitoring of the course of the illness, (3) information and insight, and (4) coordination and continuity of care. The relevance of the findings for clinical work and for research is discussed.
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ISSN: 1015-5759
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
LUCAS - Centre for Care Research and Consultancy
Onderzoeksgroep hogere cognitie en individuele verschillen (-)
University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Onderzoeksgroep psychodiagnostiek en psychopathologie (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
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