Predictors of family satisfaction with an Australian palliative home care service: a test of discrepancy theory.

@article{Medigovich1999PredictorsOF,
  title={Predictors of family satisfaction with an Australian palliative home care service: a test of discrepancy theory.},
  author={K Medigovich and Davina Porock and Linda J. Kristjanson and Marydenise Smith},
  journal={Journal of palliative care},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={48-56}
}
Five interesting findings emerged from this study: Although study results demonstrate support for Porter's Discrepancy Theory, the most compelling outcome is the finding that family care perceptions may be the best predictor of family care satisfaction. Family members' age may be a predictor of family care satisfaction. Family functioning may be a useful clinical indicator to identify families who are less satisfied with care and in greater need of support. The length of time that clients… CONTINUE READING

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