Journal article

Determinants of parental satisfaction with ultrasound hip screening in child health care

Marjon Witting, Magda M Boere-Boonekamp, Margot AH Fleuren, Ralph JB Sakkers, Maarten J IJzerman

Journal of Child Health Care | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2012


Prior research has shown ultrasound (US) screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in preventive child health care to be more effective than the current screening method. In the present study, 3-month-old infants were screened for DDH with US. The objective of this study was to examine parental satisfaction with the screening and determinants that affect satisfaction. Parental satisfaction was measured using a questionnaire. Independent variables included socio-demographic determinants, structure, process and outcome-related determinants and the meeting of expectations. Satisfaction with the screening was high. Parents who perceived the screener as competent, had enough time to ..

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