What do you think of us? Evaluating patient knowledge of and satisfaction with a psychiatric outpatient service.

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dc.contributor.authorJabbar, Faraz-
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Patricia R.-
dc.contributor.authorSchelten, Sofia Laureano-
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Brendan D.-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-19T14:44:03Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-19T14:44:03Z-
dc.date.copyright2010 Royal Academy of Medicine in Irelanden
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Journal of Medical Scienceen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/5826-
dc.description.abstractAim: This study aimed to measure patient satisfaction with the care they were receiving; examine patients' knowledge of the psychiatric services in general; and identify variables associated with satisfaction. Methods: Patients attending the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital psychiatric outpatient clinics over a 13-week period, and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital clozapine clinic over a 4-week period and were invited to complete the Barker Scale of Patients' Views Towards Care Received From Psychiatrists. Results: One-hundred and ninety-two patients were invited to participate and there was a response rate of 94%. Eighty-six percent of respondents were satisfied with their care; 92% stated psychiatrists were caring towards them; 85% that psychiatrists know what they are doing; 84% that their illness was explained by their psychiatrist; and 65% that psychiatric care is improving; but 65% stated that psychiatric services are still not good enough. Eighty-six percent were, or had been, in receipt of a psychological treatment. On multi-variable analysis, satisfaction was associated with the view that doctors explained treatment clearly, the view that doctors do not rely excessively on medication, and having been visited by a community mental health nurse. Conclusion: Patients attending psychiatry outpatient services reported a high degree of satisfaction with the treatment they were receiving, although there were discrepancies between satisfaction with their own specific service and with psychiatric services in general.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at www.springerlink.comen
dc.subjectOutpatientsen
dc.subjectPatient satisfactionen
dc.subjectMental health servicesen
dc.titleWhat do you think of us? Evaluating patient knowledge of and satisfaction with a psychiatric outpatient service.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactotherapsych@mater.ie-
dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume180en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.identifier.startpage195en
dc.identifier.endpage201en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0504-4-
dc.neeo.contributorJabbar|Faraz|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorCasey|Patricia R.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorSchelten|Sofia Laureano|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorKelly|Brendan D.|aut|-
dc.internal.rmsid316311971-
dc.date.updated2014-08-05T23:03:46Z-
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