Evaluation of the construct validity of the Patient and Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit questionnaires in Hong Kong
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AbstractBackground: To improve the quality of care in intensive care units (ICU), a valid and reliable measurement tool is essential. This study aims to examine the factor structure of the 24-item Chinese versions of the Patient and Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit (P/FS-ICU24) in Chinese ICU patients. Method: We recruited 252 ICU patients (mean age: 57.9 (13.0) years) and their family members (mean age: 48.4 (14.3) years) to complete the respective questionnaires after the patients were discharged from ICU to the general wards. Confirmatory factor analyses were used to examine the underlying structure of the questionnaires. Results: High internal consistency was found (α > .90). A 3-factor satisfaction structure (ICU care, decision-making and information given) gave a better fit (PS-ICU24: CFI = .929, TLI = .913 and RMSEA = .064 and FS-ICU24: CFI = .914, TLI = .897 and RMSEA = .071) than the original 2-factor structure. Conclusion: Both Patient and Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit questionnaires (P/F-ICU24) demonstrated high internal consistency and acceptable construct validity properties when using the 3-factor structure in a Hong Kong ICU setting. Impact: Understanding the major domains of the quality of care in ICU from the perspectives of patients and their relatives will help improve ICU services. Specific strategies can be developed to address low factor scores as part of a quality improvement project in ICUs.
Acceptance Date10/02/2018
All Author(s) ListVeronica Ka Wai Lai, Wai Tat Wong, Anna Lee
Name of Conference29th International Congress of Applied Psychology
Start Date of Conference26/06/2018
End Date of Conference30/06/2018
Place of ConferenceMontreal, Canada
Country/Region of ConferenceCanada
Year2018
Month6
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsIntensive Care Unit (ICU) satisfaction, Patient and Family members, Confirmatory factor analyses

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