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Patient satisfaction with perioperative care among patients having orthopedic surgery in a university hospital

Authors Jlala H, Caljouw MA, Bedforth NM, Hardman JG

Published 28 July 2010 Volume 2010:3 Pages 49—55


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Hatem A Jlala1, Monique A Caljouw2, Nigel M Bedforth1, Jonathan G Hardman1

1University Department of Anesthesia, Queens’ Medical Center, Nottingham, UK; 2Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands

Abstract: This survey aimed to validate the English version of the multidimensional Leiden Perioperative Patient Satisfaction questionnaire (LPPSq) and use it to assess patient satisfaction with perioperative care and the influence of type of anesthesia. One hundred patients having orthopedic surgery under regional and general anesthesia verbally consented to participate. Different aspects of satisfaction were assessed (eg, provision of information, and staff-patient relationship). The reliability estimate of the LPPSq (Cronbach’s-a) was good (0.94). Overall, patient satisfaction score was 86.7%, lowest was for information (80.8%) and highest for staff-patient relationships (90.3%). Patients were more satisfied with the provision of information regarding regional anesthesia.

Keywords: Leiden Perioperative Patient Satisfaction questionnaire, orthopedic, anesthesia, information

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