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Speech-language pathologists preferences for patient-centeredness
Lamar University, TX 77710 USA.
Lamar University, TX 77710 USA.
Lamar University, TX 77710 USA.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research. Lamar University, TX 77710 USA; Audiol India, India.
2017 (English)In: Journal of Communication Disorders, ISSN 0021-9924, E-ISSN 1873-7994, Vol. 68, 81-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Preferences for patient-centeredness is an important indicator in healthcare service delivery. However, it remains largely unexplored in the field of communication science and disorders. This study investigated speech-language pathologists (SLPs) preferences for patient-centeredness Method: The study involved a cross-sectional survey design. SLPs (n = 102) fully completed the modified Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale (PPOS; Krupat et al, 2000) and also provided demographic details. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation, and linear regression methods. Results: Mean PPOS scores indicated that SLPs value patient-centeredness. There was a strong positive correlation among sharing and caring subscales with the full-scale. Results from the linear regression modeling suggested no relationship between demographic factors and preferences for patient-centeredness. Conclusions: SLPs value patient-centeredness, although there may be regional and cultural variations. Qualitative investigations may help uncover dimensions of patient-centeredness that were not captured in the PPOS scale. In addition, further research should explore congruence in preferences for patient-centeredness among SLPs and patients.

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ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC , 2017. Vol. 68, 81-88 p.
Keyword [en]
Patient-centeredness; Speech-language pathologists; Clinical interaction; Health communication
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Neurology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141736DOI: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2017.06.012ISI: 000410599100007PubMedID: 28662420OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-141736DiVA: diva2:1147293
Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2017-10-05

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