An Innovational Model to Manage Patient Expectations and Improve Patient Satisfaction: An Intervention Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Aarhus University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01542112
First received: February 13, 2012
Last updated: March 5, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
  Purpose

This new model to manage patient expectations was developed based on our international study conducted in four countries. The model is designed to address the main issues that lie at the core of initiatives to manage patient expectations and improve patient satisfaction. It is a structured interventional set of activities, which gives the clinician an opportunity to meet patient expectations and needs and thereby, improve patient satisfaction.

The interventional model comprise teachable-learnable communicative steps occurring between the clinician and the patient which are: Gather information on the patient's expectations and perception of the hospitalization, Respond, Provide relevant information and Document the intervention.

The intervention includes all frontline care givers; however, most of the activities will be done by the nursing staff. The set of activities will be executed by the nurses at three separate periods of time during the patient's hospitalization: time of admission, intermediate time and at time of discharge.

The study is based on the hypothesis that a structured interventional model will significantly improve patient satisfaction during hospitalization.


Condition Intervention
Patient-Centered Care
Patient Satisfaction
Other: PSactive model
Other: No treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: An Innovational Model to Manage Patient Expectations and Improve Patient Satisfaction: An Intervention Study

Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of satisfaction with the hospitalization. [ Time Frame: A questionnaire will be handed directly to the included patients after discharge has been ordered by a physician. The time frame for outcome measuring is anticipated to be within an average of 1-6 hours before the patient leaves the department. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    We will use the Danish National Patient Satisfaction Survey Instrument(20 questions)supplemented with 17 validated questions related to patient expectations, satisfaction and demographic data.

    The primary question is:

    In general, to what extent did your entire experience during the hospitalization meet your expectations? Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 represents that your expectations were completely unmet and 10 represents that your expectations were completely met - what number would you use to rate this hospital stay?



Enrollment: 835
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PSactive model

The model is designed to address the main issues that lie at the core of initiatives to manage patient expectations and improve patient satisfaction. It is a structured interventional set of activities, which gives the clinician an opportunity to meet patient expectations and improve patient satisfaction.

The interventional model is comprised of teachable-learnable interpersonal communicative steps occurring between the clinician and the patient which are: Gather information on the patient's expectations and perception of the hospitalization, respond, provide relevant information and document the intervention.

Other: PSactive model

The model is designed to address the main issues that lie at the core of initiatives to manage patient expectations and improve patient satisfaction. It is a structured interventional set of activities, which gives the clinician an opportunity to meet patient expectations and improve patient satisfaction.

The interventional model is comprised of teachable-learnable interpersonal communicative steps occurring between the clinician and the patient which are: Gather information on the patient's expectations and perception of the hospitalization, respond, provide relevant information and document the intervention.

Experimental: No treament
Usual routine in the department
Other: No treatment
Patients in this arm receive the usual routine in the department.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patient older than 17 years who are able to express their expectations and needs to the clinicians and further have the ability to understand and fill in a questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are demented
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01542112

Locations
Denmark
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Aarhus University Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ronen Rozenblum, PhD Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont Street, BS-3, Boston 02120, USA
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01542112     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Patient-Centered care, AUH
Study First Received: February 13, 2012
Last Updated: March 5, 2013
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency
Denmark: National Board of Health

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Patient-Centered Care
Patient Satisfaction
Interventional study
Patient Expectations
Hospitalization

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014