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Assessing physicians’ satisfaction with diabetes therapy: development and evaluation of a new questionnaire.

  • Questionnaires assessing the satisfaction of patients already exist, but no questionnaire assesses the satisfaction of physicians. However, physicians’ satisfaction with patient-communication and with diabetes therapy is a crucial factor for the effi cacy of diabetes therapy. A relevant part of patientcommunication is the discussion of blood glucose values with the patient. In order to systematically assess the perspective of physicians, we developed WITHDRAWN A232 For author disclosure information, see page A810. CATEGORY & Guided Audio Tour poster ADA-Funded Research Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Education, and Exercise POSTERS PSYCHOSOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE a questionnaire that assesses satisfaction of physicians with diabetes therapy in general (Sat-DT) and with the discussion of blood glucose values (SatBG) in particular. Data from 188 physicians who completed the questionnaire was analyzed. The fi nal Sat-DT scale comprised 13 items and achieved a Cronbach’s Alpha of 0.93 wit a meanQuestionnaires assessing the satisfaction of patients already exist, but no questionnaire assesses the satisfaction of physicians. However, physicians’ satisfaction with patient-communication and with diabetes therapy is a crucial factor for the effi cacy of diabetes therapy. A relevant part of patientcommunication is the discussion of blood glucose values with the patient. In order to systematically assess the perspective of physicians, we developed WITHDRAWN A232 For author disclosure information, see page A810. CATEGORY & Guided Audio Tour poster ADA-Funded Research Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Education, and Exercise POSTERS PSYCHOSOCIAL, BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE a questionnaire that assesses satisfaction of physicians with diabetes therapy in general (Sat-DT) and with the discussion of blood glucose values (SatBG) in particular. Data from 188 physicians who completed the questionnaire was analyzed. The fi nal Sat-DT scale comprised 13 items and achieved a Cronbach’s Alpha of 0.93 wit a mean item-total correlation of r=0.71. The fi nal Sat-BG scale comprised 10 items and achieved a Cronbach’s Alpha of 0.92 with a mean item-total correlation of r=0.73. Factor analysis (Varimax rotation) revealed two factors within the Sat-DT scale (65% explained variance): “Effects of diabetes therapy” and “costs and benefi ts.” The Sat-BG scale could be divided into “Usage of blood glucose data” and “effi cacy of the discussion” by factor analysis (76% explained variance). A greater satisfaction in both scales was associated with a greater satisfaction with the work as a physician (Sat-DT: r=0.2, p<.05; Sat-BG: r=0.32, p<.05), a greater satisfaction with therapy outcomes (Sat-DT: r=0.34, p<.05; Sat-BG: r=0.3, p<.05), and with a greater satisfaction with the results of working as a physician (Sat-DT: r=0.27, p<.05; Sat-BG: r=0.25, p<.05). This new questionnaire with its two scales is a reliable and valid assessment tool to measure the satisfaction of physicians. In future studies, this questionnaire can be used to investigate the infl uence of physicians’ satisfaction on diabetes therapy as well as how physicians’ satisfaction can be altered.show moreshow less

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Institutes:Fakultät Humanwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie/Psychotherapie
Author:Bernhard Kulzer, Dominic Ehrmann, Norbert Hermanns, J. Weißmann, A. Müller, Thomas Haak
Contributing Corporation:American Diabetes Association 75th ADA Scientific Sessions, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:OPUS
Year of publication:2016
Pages / Size:1 pdf-Datei (1 S.)
Year of first publication:2015
Source/Other editions:Ursprünglich in: Diabetes : the journal of the American Diabetes Association 64 (2015) Supplement 1, A231-A232
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-464374
Document Type:Variety of texts
Language:English
Peer Review:Ja
Internationale Verbreitung:Ja
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2016/07/12