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Development, validation, and administration of a treatment-satisfaction questionnaire for caregivers of dependent type 2 diabetic patients.

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Development, validation, and administration of a treatment-satisfaction questionnaire for caregivers of dependent type 2 diabetic patients.
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s83086
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Jose Ignacio Herrero, Judit García-Aparicio

Abstract

Satisfaction with treatment is considered a relevant factor for assessing results in clinical practice. However, when assessing satisfaction in dependent patients, the opinion of their caregivers becomes crucial, since implicit in satisfaction is the degree of caregiver involvement, of adherence to treatment, and lastly of better care of these patients. The purpose of this study was to develop, validate, and administer two versions of a specific questionnaire to assess satisfaction with blood glucose-lowering treatment in caregivers of dependent type 2 diabetic patients. This was an observational, descriptive, epidemiological study conducted in the Los Montalvos Internal Medicine Department at the University Hospital of Salamanca (Spain). Two versions of the questionnaire to assess caregivers' satisfaction with current treatment and after introducing changes in therapy were created and validated according to model procedures. Once validated, the questionnaires were implemented in 219 cases. Cronbach's α-coefficient, correlation between all the items, intraclass correlation coefficient, and correlation between the obtained scores and satisfaction with blood glucose levels all satisfied the standard for validation. Significant levels of correlation were observed between the degree of satisfaction and the number of daily administrations of the blood glucose-lowering medication (Spearman's r=-0.21, P<0.05). Caregivers of patients receiving more frequent administration of their antidiabetic medication prior to the change were more satisfied with the change (r=0.24, P<0.001). Similarly, significant correlation was found between the number of daily administrations for blood glucose-lowering medication after the change and the degree of satisfaction (r=-0.43, P<0.001). A useful novel instrument to assess caregivers' satisfaction was validated. When applied to our cohort of cases, the obtained data suggest that simplicity in antidiabetic therapy should be considered in the management of dependent type 2 diabetic patients when caregivers' satisfaction is an additional objective.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Portugal 1 2%
Unknown 47 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 12%
Researcher 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 11 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 8%
Psychology 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 13 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2015.
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#14,443,911
of 22,230,789 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#1,066
of 1,801 outputs
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#135,169
of 249,160 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#27
of 49 outputs
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