Effect of AIDET on Physician-Patient Communication
Patient satisfaction is an important aspect of care and is gaining increasing importance as a measure of Healthcare quality. Tools for improving physician-patient communication are available but have not yet been tested in the Hospital setting. The purpose of this project is to determine if training in AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank) communication method improves physician-patient communication. Patient satisfaction data will be compared to historical controls using modified HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey) as the primary outcome measure. In addition, a validation of delivery of AIDET communication will be accomplished through administration of questionnaires to patients.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Does Use of the AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank) Method for Physician-patient Communication Improve Patient Satisfaction in a Real World Setting as Measured by Modified HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey) Scores?|
- HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey) Patient Satisfaction Scores [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- AIDET Use Validation via Patient Questionnaires [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This is a process of change study, which will compare HCAHPS patient satisfaction surveys before and after the Hospitalist receives AIDET physician-patient communication training. Once the Hospitalists agree to participate in the study, they will receive AIDET training by a Studor Group certified trainer. Both before and after the training intervention, Hospitalists' use of the AIDET method will be validated by having patients complete anonymous questionnaires during their hospital stay.
All HCAHPS surveys will be conducted by an external patient satisfaction survey vendor, and information will be de-identified both in terms of patient and specific Hospitalist. Validation questionnaires will be distributed by administrative staff, and will also be de-identified both in terms of patient and specific Hospitalist.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01947400
|United States, Florida|
|University of Florida|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32611|
|Principal Investigator:||Nila Radhakrishnan, MD||University of Florida|
|Study Chair:||Robert Leverence, MD||University of Florida|