Perceptions of health care: perspectives from adolescents with physical disabilities and their parents

Hollett, Sarah (2015) Perceptions of health care: perspectives from adolescents with physical disabilities and their parents. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Patient satisfaction with health care is an important indicator of quality services and has been related to positive health outcomes. Because little is known about whether adolescents with physical disabilities are satisfied with the services they receive, the current study investigated the extent to which adolescents are satisfied with health care services, aspects of care adolescents identify as important to their satisfaction, similarities between adolescent and parent perceptions of care, and the relationship between adolescent perceptions of care and their intentions to adhere to treatment recommendations. Following recruitment from a pediatric health center, adolescents and their parents (n = 42) completed questionnaires to assess their perceptions regarding various aspects of health care services. Participants were very satisfied with services received; interpersonal aspects of care were very important to them. Adolescents’ satisfaction was not predictive of their intentions to adhere to treatment recommendations and their perspectives differed from those of their parents.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 11671
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-134).
Keywords: Adolescent, Satisfaction, Physical Disability, Health Care
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: October 2015
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Medical care--Public opinion; Teenagers with disabilities--Attitudes; Parents--Attitudes

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