Assessment of Person-Centered Care in Gerontology Services: A new tool for healthcare professionals

Conclusions: The new instrument allows healthcare professionals to assess the level of person-centered care provided by gerontology centers with excellent reliability and validity.ResumenAntecedentes/Objetivo: Las residencias y otros servicios gerontológicos son frecuentemente criticados por su falta de flexibilización y personalización en la atención, conduciendo a un trato uniforme que dificulta el control sobre sus vidas. El objetivo del trabajo es desarrollar y validar el primer instrumento de medida español que permite a los profesionales de la salud evaluar en qué medida se lleva a cabo en su centro una atención centrada en la persona. Método: Participaron en el estudio 844 profesionales de la salud (edad media = 39,94; DT = 10,56) con una experiencia media de 6,56 años (DT = 6,15). Las propiedades psicométricas del instrumento desarrollado se analizaron mediante modelos de Teoría Clásica de los Test y de Teoría de Respuesta a los Ítems. Resultados: La prueba resultó esencialmente unidimensional, con un primer factor que explica el 55,23% de la varianza. La fiabilidad es excelente, tanto la consistencia interna (α = 0,96, ω = 0,96) como la estabilidad (r = 0,88; ICC = 0,93). La puntuación total correlacionó significativamente con dos cuestionarios similares, obtenié...
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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