Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
ESHER, Ângela; SANTOS, Elizabeth Moreira dos; MAGARINOS-TORRES, Rachel and AZEREDO, Thiago Botelho. Building Evaluation Criteria: experts and user satisfaction with pharmaceutical delivery services for HIV/Aids . Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.1, pp.203-214. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232012000100022.
A criterion is a typical tool in the evaluation field that can be defined as a standard-dimension under which the object of an evaluation receives qualitative or quantitative judgments. During an evaluation, several rigorous methodological procedures are involved in development and application of suitable criteria to determine the value of the object being evaluated. This article presents a set of criteria to evaluate user satisfaction with HIV/Aids-related pharmaceutical delivery services. The criteria construction process involved consensus amongst different experts, from academia, NGOs, management, by means of the Delphi technique. This technique prescribes a series of formal steps towards a consensus of experts, based on pre-structured methodology and processes. The findings were systematically organized in a structure under which the resulting satisfaction criteria are hierarchically organized. Results suggest the importance of developing a methodological strategy in evaluation that involves participation of different actors and of enhancing knowledge on user satisfaction and pharmaceutical delivery services for HIV/Aids.
Keywords : User satisfaction; Delphi technique; HIV/Aids; Evaluation.