The Antecedents and Consequences of Patient Involvement: A Systematic Review and Thematic Analysis
2013 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Background: A literature review was conducted to explore the concept of patient involvement and to integrate the findings of existing research.
Methods: A database search was conducted (in Pubmed, CINAHL, Academic Search Premier, EconLit and PsycINFO) for articles in the field of patient involvement in health care published between 1990 and 2012. Out of 3,402 references, 125 articles were eligible for this review. We analyzed our sample using thematic analysis.
Results: Nine themes for patient involvement emerged. These themes concerned enablers, activities, and consequences of patient involvement. The themes are synthesized into a tentative model of patient involvement.
Conclusions: Patient involvement can be enabled by factors such as patient education and empowerment, staff training, and organizational systems. Positive effects on costs, satisfaction, and health are indicated as outcomes of patient involvement. Care providers should apply a system perspective on patient involvement in which factors relating to staff, patients, and organizational structures are considered when implementing patient involvement practices.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Patient Involvement, participation, health care, patient empowerment, shared decision making
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105926OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105926DiVA: diva2:712289
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