Gulf War 1 Veteran Healthcare Satisfaction
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Gulf War 1 Veteran Patient Satisfaction With VA Primary Care: A Survey Study.|
- Change in Client Satisfaction score [ Time Frame: baseline and 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Client Satisfaction Questionnaire will be used to measure change in client satisfaction at baseline and after providers have received Provider Education Workshop training
- Change in Patient Satisfaction score [ Time Frame: baseline and 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire will be used to measure change in patient satisfaction at baseline and after providers have received Provider Education Workshop training
- Change in Physician Assessment of GW1V Care [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Physician Survey will be used to measure change in physician assessment of GW1V care at baseline and after providers have received Provider Education Workshop training.
|Study Start Date:||October 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Gulf War 1 Veterans
Persian Gulf War 1 Veterans (GW1V) who are currently treated by a primary care physician at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System. GW1V will assess their primary care satisfaction before and after their providers receive a Provider Education Workshop.
Behavioral: Provider Education Workshop
Educational resources for physicians regarding the needs of GW1V patients.
Veterans of the 1990-1991 Gulf War1 (GW1) conflict are still experiencing a host of adverse health conditions at the present time. Many GW1 Veterans are still unhappy with their health care at the VA, and other stakeholders are critical of how the VA has dealt with GW1 Veterans' issues. For these reasons, the Gulf War Veterans' Illness Task Force (GWVI-TF) was set up to find ways to improve the situation.
The present survey study addresses one of GWVI-TF's missions, that is, to identify gaps in VA services, and to discover opportunities to better serve GW1V. Caring for GW1V is a top priority for VA health care providers, which is all the more pressing for the following reasons: 1. medical science of Gulf War Illness and environmental exposures is still at its infancy, 2. most providers have not received any focused education about how to take care of GW1V and the unique medical problems these veterans face, 3. a lack of provider knowledge that GW1V may receive may lead to decreased satisfaction on the part of GW1V and may result in GW1V perceived health service quality that is compromised.
In this pilot study, we focus on #2 and #3, to determine how we may understand veterans' perceptions of their medical treatment to ultimately improve GW1V medical health outcomes.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01703767
|United States, Utah|
|University of Utah|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84108|
|VA SLC Health Care System|
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84148|
|Principal Investigator:||Gavin West, MD||VA Salt Lake City Health Care System|