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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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CARDOSO, Clareci Silva et al. Satisfaction scales with health care to cardiovascular diseases: CARDIOSATIS patient and team. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp. 1401-1407. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700075.

Satisfaction is an important measure of quality care, of adherence to the treatment and adequate use of health services. The objective here is to build two scales which evaluates team' and patients' satisfaction with cardiovascular disease treatment provided through a distance telecardiology project. The procedure followed international standards for development of measure instruments, including operational definition of satisfaction contents and its area for evaluation; item definition; pre-test and pilot study. The literature review, focal groups and discussion with specialists had delimited the domains to be included in the scales and the elaboration of its items. The CARDIOSATIS-Team included 15 items and the CARDIOSATIS-Patient included 11. Satisfaction was measured through a five-point Likert scale. The scales' items comprised satisfaction with physical structure, human resources, capacity of resolution, attention and care offered by the service and the satisfaction with the received/given care. The scales also included open questions. CARDIOSATIS scales have showed to be an easy and accessible instrument very well accepted by medical team and patients. Preliminary results presented good characteristics of validity and reliability.

Keywords : Evaluation scales; Satisfaction; Cardiovascular disease; Telemedicine; CARDIOSATIS.

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