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Piloting a generic cancer consumer quality index in six European countries

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Cancer, September 2016
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Title
Piloting a generic cancer consumer quality index in six European countries
Published in
BMC Cancer, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12885-016-2752-9
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Anke Wind, Mark Patrick Roeling, Jana Heerink, Herman Sixma, Pietro Presti, Claudio Lombardo, Wim van Harten

Abstract

Accounting for patients' perspective has become increasingly important. Based on the Consumer Quality Index method (founded on Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) a questionnaire was recently developed for Dutch cancer patients. As a next step, this study aimed to adapt and pilot this questionnaire for international comparison of cancer patients experience and satisfaction with care in six European countries. The Consumer Quality Index was translated into the local language at the participating pilot sites using cross-translation. A minimum of 100 patients per site were surveyed through convenience sampling. Data from seven pilot sites in six countries was collected through an online and paper-based survey. Internal consistency was tested by calculating Cronbach's alpha and validity by means of cognitive interviews. Demographic factors were compared as possible influencing factors. A total of 698 patients from six European countries filled the questionnaire. Cronbach's alpha was good or satisfactory in 8 out of 10 categories. Patient satisfaction significantly differed between the countries. We observed no difference in patient satisfaction for age, gender, education, and tumor type, but satisfaction was significantly higher in patients with a higher level of activation. This European Cancer Consumer Quality Index(ECCQI) showed promising scores on internal consistency (reliability) and a good internal validity. The ECCQI is to our knowledge the first to measure and compare experiences and satisfaction of cancer patients on an international level, it may enable healthcare providers to improve the quality of cancer care.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 35%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 22%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Researcher 2 9%
Professor 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 17%
Social Sciences 3 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Psychology 2 9%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 6 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2016.
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