Andrew Malcolm Garratt

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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)
BACKGROUND The increasing focus on functional ability assessments in relation to sickness absence necessitates the measurement of population functional levels. This study assessed the reliability of the Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) and presents normative population data. METHODS All inhabitants in seven birth cohorts in Ullensaker(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the Nordic Patient Experiences Questionnaire (NORPEQ) for data quality, reliability and validity following surveys of patients in Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands. DESIGN, METHODS AND PARTICIPANTS: The NORPEQ was mailed to 500 patients randomly selected after receiving inpatient treatment in Finland, Norway and Sweden.(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)
BACKGROUND There is variation in the number of response alternatives used within health-related questionnaires. This study compared a four-and a five-point scale version of the Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) by evaluating data quality, internal consistency and validity. METHODS All inhabitants in seven birth cohorts in the Ullensaker(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the repeatability and validity of the electromagnetic 3-dimensional tracking system, Fastrak, in measuring cervical spine and shoulder movement in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS Fifty patients with AS had their cervical spine and shoulder movements measured on up to 3 occasions with the Fastrak. Patients also(More)
UNLABELLED ABSTACT: BACKGROUND Development and evaluation of the PEQ-CAMHS Outpatients, a parent completed questionnaire to measure experiences of outpatient child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Norway. METHODS Literature review, parent interviews, pre-testing and a national survey of 17,080 parents of children who received care at one(More)
BACKGROUND GPs and patients are frequently asked to evaluate mental health care, but studies including evaluations from both groups are rare. OBJECTIVE To assess the association between GPs' and patients' assessment of mental health outpatient clinic in Norway and identify important health care predictors for patient and GP satisfaction with the clinics.(More)
BACKGROUND User reported experiences and satisfaction are increasingly used as basis for quality indicators in the health sector. However, there is limited understanding of factors associated with user reported experiences and satisfaction with casualty clinics. METHODS A random sample of 542 patients that had contacted any of three casualty clinics from(More)
BACKGROUND Poor response rates to postal questionnaires can introduce bias and reduce the statistical power of a study. To improve response rates in our trial in primary care we tested the effect of introducing an unconditional direct payment of 5 pounds for the completion of postal questionnaires. METHODS We recruited patients in general practice with(More)