Patient-centered needs assessment: rationale for a psychometric measure for assessing needs in heart failure.

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Show simple item record Davidson, P Cockburn, J Daly, J Sanson Fisher, R 2010-05-28T09:51:18Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 2004, 19 (3), pp. 164 - 171
dc.identifier.issn 0889-4655
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Determining an individual's unique perspective of an illness experience remains a challenge for clinicians, administrators, and researchers. A range of concepts and psychometric measures have been developed and evaluated to capture this information. These include patient satisfaction, quality of life, and utility measures. Needs assessment as a tool for evaluating perceptions of health status and determining patient satisfaction and treatment plans has been explored in oncology. Studies have demonstrated that a high proportion of patients have unmet needs in relation to activities of daily living, information sources, and comfort. Heart failure (HF), a condition with significant individual and societal burden, mirrors the illness of experience of cancer, as individuals process issues related to prognosis, treatment regimens, and decreased functional status. A needs-based assessment of health status, expectations, and perceptions is patient-centered and has the capacity to not only evaluate current health status but also plan and project care plans. Needs assessment is a dynamic construct rather than a point in time consistent with other assessment modalities, such as quality of life. Multidimensional needs assessment allows for planning and projection of needs, not only on an individual but also a population basis. Implicit in the exploration of needs is an expectation of level of care to be provided, from both the provider and recipient of care. In many instances a misalignment may exist between services and resources available to the individual. This article seeks to provide a theoretical justification for the development of a needs assessment instrument for patients with HF and to discuss the rationale of this method of assessment to create better alignment and resources with patients needs and expectations.
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dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1097/00005082-200405000-00004
dc.title Patient-centered needs assessment: rationale for a psychometric measure for assessing needs in heart failure.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent The Journal of cardiovascular nursing
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 19
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Philadelphia, United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 164 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 171 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 104224
dc.personcode 110950
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Humans
dc.description.keywords Colonic Neoplasms
dc.description.keywords Interpersonal Relations
dc.description.keywords Health Status
dc.description.keywords Heart Failure
dc.description.keywords Patient Satisfaction
dc.description.keywords Psychometrics
dc.description.keywords Quality of Health Care
dc.description.keywords Quality of Life
dc.description.keywords Needs Assessment
dc.description.keywords Emotions
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
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