The relationship between shared decision-making and health-related quality of life among patients in Hong Kong SAR, China
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AbstractObjective:
To elucidate the association between health-related quality of life and shared decision-making among patients in Hong Kong after adjustment for potential confounding variables.

Design:
A telephone survey was conducted with patients attending all public specialist outpatient clinics in Hong Kong between July and December 2014. The Specialist Outpatient Patient Experience Questionnaire and EQ-5D questionnaire were used to evaluate shared decision-making and quality of life, respectively. We performed a Tobit regression analysis to examine the associations between shared decision-making and quality of life after adjustment for known social, economic and health-related factors.

Setting:
Twenty-six of the Hospital Authority’s specialist outpatient clinics.

Participants:
Patients aged 18 years or older who attended one of the Hospital Authority’s specialist outpatient clinics between July and November 2014.

Main Outcome Measure(s):
Shared decision-making and quality of life score.

Results:
Overall, 13 966 patients completed the study. The group reporting partial involvement in decision-making had slightly higher EQ-5D scores than the ‘not involved’ group and the ‘fully involved’ group. EQ-5D scores were higher among subjects who were younger, male, and had a higher level of education. Respondents living alone and living in institutions scored lower on the EQ-5D than patients living with families.

Conclusions:
Important differences in the relationship between the attitudes towards shared decision-making and quality of life were identified among patients. These associations should be taken into consideration when promoting patient-centred care and improving health professional-patient communication.
Acceptance Date15/05/2017
All Author(s) ListRichard H. Xu, Annie W. L. Cheung, Eliza L. Y. Wong
Journal nameInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care
Year2017
Month8
Volume Number29
Issue Number4
Pages534 - 540
ISSN1353-4505
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordspatient-centred care, quality indicators, measurement of quality

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