Development and preliminary validation of a new measure to assess satisfaction with information among head and neck cancer patients: the satisfaction with cancer information profile (SCIP)

Llewellyn, C., Horne, R., McGurk, M. and Weinman, J. (2006) Development and preliminary validation of a new measure to assess satisfaction with information among head and neck cancer patients: the satisfaction with cancer information profile (SCIP). Head and Neck, 28 (6). pp. 540-548. ISSN 1043-3074

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Abstract

Background. Our objective was to develop and examine the psychometric properties of the Satisfaction With Cancer Information Profile (SCIP), a new measure designed to assess the extent to which patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) are satisfied with information received about their treatment. Methods. Patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) from 4 hospitals in the UK completed the SCIP before treatment and again 1 month after treatment. Psychometric properties of the measure were evaluated: internal consistency, subscale intercorrelations, discriminant validity, concurrent validity, and predictive validity. The responsiveness of the measure to change and ease of completion was also assessed. Results. The SCIP performed well on all the psychometric tests; level of satisfaction with information was related to a number of key outcomes and patient beliefs, demonstrating criterion-related validity. Conclusions. The SCIP was developed to assess HNC patient satisfaction with treatment information and has demonstrated good reliability and validity. This measure may prove appropriate for use with patients with different types of cancer due to its applicability with a variety of treatment modalities. Preliminary psychometric testing has demonstrated its potential for use in routine clinical settings and research settings as a predictive tool or for audit, in addition to assessing individual patient satisfaction with information. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 28:540-548, 2006

Item Type: Article
Keywords: patient satisfaction • information • questionnaire • head and neck cancer
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Depositing User: Jane Harle
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2017 03:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2065
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