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Measuring patient satisfaction with continence treatment: A tale of GUTTS and SAPS

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Hypothesis / aims of study

    Typically over 80% of urinary incontinence patients report being satisfied with their health care and treatment, regardless of treatment outcome. Patient satisfaction is usually assessed by a single item with no formal measurement properties or patient satisfaction theory to support it. Existing patient satisfaction scales have not been examined in incontinence studies and there are no incontinence-specific patient satisfaction measures, with the exception of the Genito-Urinary Treatment Satisfaction Scale (GUTSS) [1]. The GUTSS, however, is difficult to use and score because of the presence of filter items. This study aimed to address this rather unsatisfactory situation through: (a) revision and simplification of the GUTSS, (b) examination of the leading generic patient satisfaction instruments in an incontinence study, and (c) the development of a simple, easy to use and score patient satisfaction scale.

UOW Authors


  •   Hawthorne, Graeme E. (external author)
  •   Sansoni, Janet E.
  •   Hayes, Louise (external author)
  •   Marosszeky, Nick (external author)
  •   Sansoni, Emily (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • G. Hawthorne, J. E. Sansoni, L. Hayes, N. Marosszeky & E. Sansoni, "Measuring patient satisfaction with continence treatment: A tale of GUTTS and SAPS", 37th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, 20-24 August, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Neurology and Urodynamics 26 5 (2007) 25-25.

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 25

End Page


  • 25

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • Hypothesis / aims of study

    Typically over 80% of urinary incontinence patients report being satisfied with their health care and treatment, regardless of treatment outcome. Patient satisfaction is usually assessed by a single item with no formal measurement properties or patient satisfaction theory to support it. Existing patient satisfaction scales have not been examined in incontinence studies and there are no incontinence-specific patient satisfaction measures, with the exception of the Genito-Urinary Treatment Satisfaction Scale (GUTSS) [1]. The GUTSS, however, is difficult to use and score because of the presence of filter items. This study aimed to address this rather unsatisfactory situation through: (a) revision and simplification of the GUTSS, (b) examination of the leading generic patient satisfaction instruments in an incontinence study, and (c) the development of a simple, easy to use and score patient satisfaction scale.

UOW Authors


  •   Hawthorne, Graeme E. (external author)
  •   Sansoni, Janet E.
  •   Hayes, Louise (external author)
  •   Marosszeky, Nick (external author)
  •   Sansoni, Emily (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • G. Hawthorne, J. E. Sansoni, L. Hayes, N. Marosszeky & E. Sansoni, "Measuring patient satisfaction with continence treatment: A tale of GUTTS and SAPS", 37th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, 20-24 August, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Neurology and Urodynamics 26 5 (2007) 25-25.

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 25

End Page


  • 25

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 5