An Australian survey of audiologists' preferences for patient-centredness
Ariane Laplante-Levesque, Louise Hickson, Caitlin Grenness
International Journal of Audiology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: Patient-centredness is becoming a core value of health services worldwide, however it remains largely unexplored in audiology. This study investigated audiologists' preferences for patient-centredness and identified factors that explain audiologists' preferences for patient-centredness. DESIGN: All members of the Audiological Society of Australia received two questionnaires: (1) a descriptive questionnaire (e.g. age, gender, place of residence, years in practice, employment characteristics), and (2) a modified patient-practitioner orientation scale (PPOS; Krupat et al, 2000) which measures preferences for two aspects of patient-centredness, sharing and caring. STUDY SAMPLE: In tot..View full abstract
The authors thank Dr Asad Khan who provided statistical advice, Olivia Bakiewicz, David White, and John Yeh who contributed to survey design and data entry, the Audiological Society of Australia who distributed the surveys, and Bianca Butler who assisted with data entry. The authors acknowledge the financial support of the HEARing CRC, established and supported under the Cooperative Research Centres Program - an initiative of the Australian Government, and the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.