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Socioeconomic Profile and Patient Satisfaction Assessment (Satisfaction)

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Fortaleza University Identifier:
First received: May 30, 2008
Last updated: June 3, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
The aim of the study was to evaluate the socioeconomic patient's profile and their level of satisfaction in the general dental practice clinic. A cross-sectional quantitative study was accomplished with 80 patients assisted at the referred service. A solely-applied questionnaire was used regarding the following aspects: structure and environment, fear and anxiety, reliability, empathy and commitment, resolutivity and quality of the accomplished services. It was observed that the assisted patients' profile consisted predominantly of a female sample (71,2%), that completed the medium learning (31,2%) and/or that didn't finish the fundamental level (26,2%). Moreover 50% of them presented a family income of 1 to 2 minimum salaries and 41,2% were unemployed. As the quality of the rendered technical service, nearly 70% of the users considered it great, as well as the clinic's structure and environment. Regarding the satisfaction with to the received treatment, 76,2% of the interviewees gave the maximum score of 10 and 95% would recommend the attendance to others. It is concluded that the patients are satisfied with the clinical attendance accomplished by the students in the general practice dental clinic at UNIFOR, in what refers to its technical and functional quality.

Satisfaction Dentist-Patient Relations

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Socioeconomic Profile and Patient Satisfaction Assessment in an Academic Dental General Clinic

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Further study details as provided by Fortaleza University:

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients assisted in the general dental practice clinic at UNIFOR Ceará - Brazil.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient registered in Academic of Information System (SIA),
  • Patient assisted in the general dental clinic,
  • To have 18 years or more or to be parents accompanied,
  • Agree with research participation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • To be urgency patient,
  • To be the first day of attendance at clinic.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00690599

Fortaleza University
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, 60811-341
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fortaleza University
Principal Investigator: Solange K Saito, PhD Fortaleza University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Carlos Antonio Bruno da Silva/ Phd, Universidade de Fortaleza Identifier: NCT00690599     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-125
Study First Received: May 30, 2008
Last Updated: June 3, 2008

Keywords provided by Fortaleza University:
Patient satisfaction
Dentist-Patient relations
Answering services processed this record on September 19, 2017