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OBJECTIVE To describe the development and evaluation of the OutPatient Experiences Questionnaire (OPEQ) for somatic outpatients. DESIGN Literature review, patient interviews, pretesting of questionnaire items, and a cross sectional survey. SETTING Postal survey of adult outpatient clinics at 52 hospitals in all five regions of Norway during 2003 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the responsiveness of the SF 36 health survey questionnaire to changes in health status over time for four common clinical conditions. DESIGN Postal questionnaires at baseline and after one year's follow up, with two reminders at two week intervals if necessary. SETTING Clinics and four training general practices in Grampian region(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a valid and reliable outcome measure for patients with varicose veins. DESIGN Postal questionnaire survey of patients with varicose veins. SETTING Surgical outpatient departments and training general practices in Grampian region. SUBJECTS 373 patients, 287 of whom had just been referred to hospital for their varicose veins and 86(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the growth of quality of life measures and to examine the availability of measures across specialties. DESIGN Systematic searches of electronic databases to identify developmental and evaluative work relating to health outcome measures assessed by patients. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Types of measures: disease or population specific,(More)
The measurement of patient experiences is an important component of health services evaluation. Several countries now have programs of work that include national surveys of patients undertaken at regular intervals. The identification and review of large scale surveys of patient experiences including programs of work, will inform the organisation and design(More)
Reliability and validity of the SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire was assessed in older rehabilitation patients, comparing cognitively impaired with cognitively normal subjects. The SF-36 was administered by face-to-face interview to 314 patients (58-93 years) in the day hospital and rehabilitation wards of a department of medicine for the elderly.(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify patient-assessed health instruments specific to the knee and review evidence for reliability, validity and responsiveness. METHODS Instruments were identified through systematic searches of the literature. Information relating to instrument content, patient population, reliability, validity and responsiveness was extracted from(More)
AIMS This article describes the development of a questionnaire designed for comparisons of patient experiences of hospital care within the Nordic countries. The results of testing for data quality, reliability, and validity are presented following a Norwegian survey. METHODS Following a literature review and consultation within an expert group six items(More)
BACKGROUND Low back pain has major health and social implications. Although there have been many randomised controlled trials of manipulation and exercise for the management of low back pain, the role of these two treatments in its routine management remains unclear. A previous trial comparing private chiropractic treatment with National Health Service(More)
The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the Psychiatric Out-Patient Experiences Questionnaire (POPEQ). The instrument was developed following a literature review, patient interviews and pre-testing of questionnaire items. The POPEQ was administered as part of a postal survey of 15,422 adult outpatients attending Norwegian clinics; 6677 (43.3%)(More)