University of Worcester Worcester Research and Publications
 
  USER PANEL:
  ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
  CONTACT DETAILS:

Patient Satisfaction with Specialized Epilepsy Assessment and Treatment.

Upton, Dominic and Thompson, Pamela and Duncan, John (1996) Patient Satisfaction with Specialized Epilepsy Assessment and Treatment. Seizure, 5 (3). pp. 195-198.

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

The need for the assessment of patient satisfaction with specialized epilepsy services has been recognized for a number of years, in order to complement the management and medical benefits already demonstrated. We report a detailed study of patient satisfaction with the services provided in a specialised epilepsy assessment unit in the U.K. Patients were interviewed to assess their perceptions of the quality of service and the benefits they had derived from attending the unit. Close relatives were also contacted for their evaluation of the service provided. In all, 76 patients and 52 close relatives provided their views on the services offered. The results showed a positive appraisal of treatment. Almost 90% believed that their medical and social situation had been improved by attendance at the unit. However the need to assess more objective measures of ‘satisfaction’ are stressed, in order that future developments in care can be appropriately planned.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:

The electronic full-text is available to staff and students at the University of Worcester via the Official URL. External users should check availability with their local library or Interlibrary Request Service.

Uncontrolled Keywords: epilepsy, patient satisfaction, audit
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Laura Scurlock-Evans
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2010 12:17
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2010 12:20
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/932

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
 
     
Worcester Research and Publications is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.