Patient Satisfaction in Cutaneous Surgery
The primary objective of this study is to measure the overall level of satisfaction in patients after cutaneous surgery in 4 different categories, including the surgeon, facility, procedure and recovery and outcome.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||A Pilot Study of Patient Satisfaction After Cutaneous Surgery|
- Patient rating [ Time Frame: at time of visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Subjects will rate their satisfaction after cutaneous surgery in 4 different categories using 0-10 visual analog scales. The scale will be ~100 millimeters in length and each response will be given a value in millimeters. In addition, patients will answer an open-ended question about their level of satisfaction. Data will also be compared to previous data from patients after cutaneous surgery in the literature.
- Patient ranking [ Time Frame: at time of visit ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Subjects will rank the factors determining satisfaction in order of importance using a ranking system for each aspect of care. In addition, the surgeon will rate their satisfaction level and give their perception on patient satisfaction and communication level using 0-10 visual analog scales
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients undergoing cutaneous surgery
Secondary objectives are to identify factors associated with patient satisfaction level and determine the correlation between patient satisfaction and surgeon clinical perception.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01535963
|United States, Illinois|
|Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611|
|Principal Investigator:||Murad Alam, MD||Northwestern University|