Developing a Dignity in Care Questionnaire for older people (and their carer) when in hospital
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Background The Dignity in Care Campaign, undergirded by the 10 Principles of Dignity in Care, has been strongly supported by clinicians and consumers in the United Kingdom. Surprisingly, the Campaign does not include a questionnaire for patients (and carers) to report on their experience of care, according to the 10 Principles of Dignity in Care. Objectives The questionnaire is being developed to enable older patients (and their carers) to measure their experience of receiving care according to the 10 Principles of Dignity in Care. Methods The research will utilise an exploratory sequential design in a four-stage process that includes a Delphi panel to assist in the development of the questionnaire, a pilot test of the questionnaire, extensive data collection to undertake reliability and validity testing and the development of an implementation plan. Results A Delphi panel of consumers, carers, clinicians, policy and instrument experts participated in three rounds of deliberations to develop the items to be included in the first draft of the questionnaire. This version of the questionnaire has been pilot tested with older patients (and their carers) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The questionnaire has been revised following the pilot test, and this post pilot version be used to collect data to test the validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Conclusions The Dignity in Care questionnaire has the potential to be used as a measure to report on the implementation of the first recommendation of the Clinical Guidelines for Dementia in Australia, which state The 10 Principles of Dignity in Care should be used as the standard by which care is delivered and evaluated.
This abstract was prepared for the inaugural 'HDR Student Conference', Flinders University, November 2018. Copyright © the author
Dignity in Care, Older people, Carer, Hospital, Questionnaire
Heuzenroeder, Louise (2018, November) Developing a Dignity in Care Questionnaire for older people (and their carer) when in hospital Paper presented at 'HDR Student conference', Flinders University, Bedford Park.