Journal article

Development and initial testing of the Person-centered Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT).

David Edvardsson, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Rhonda Nay, Stephen Gibson

International Psychogeriatrics | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Person-centered care is increasingly regarded as being synonymous with best quality care. However, the concept and its precise meaning is a subject of debate and reliable and valid measurement tools are lacking. METHOD: This article describes the development and initial testing of a new self-report assessment scale, the Person-centered Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT), which measures the extent to which long-term aged care staff rate their settings to be person-centered. A preliminary 39-item tool generated from research literature, expert consultations and research interviews with aged care staff (n = 37), people with early onset dementia (n = 11), and family members (n = 19) was di..

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