Measuring, explaining and improving satisfaction with treatment results in patients with common hand and wrist conditions
Satisfaction with treatment results is an important outcome domain in striving for patient-centered and value-based health care. However, the level of satisfaction with treatment result varies between treatments and patients. Therefore, the ultimate goal of this project is to develop and implement interventions to improve the satisfaction with treatment results in patients treated for hand and wrist conditions.
Although recognized as an important outcome domain, the interpretation of satisfaction with treatment results is difficult and there were doubts about the face validity of questionnaires to measure satisfaction with treatment results. Therefore, this project aims to investigate the construct validity and test-retest reliability of the Satisfaction with Treatment Result Questionnaire. Moreover, several studies investigated factors associated with satisfaction with treatment results. However, most studies used relatively small samples and have only investigated associations. Therefore, the second aim of this project was to investigate the determinants of satisfaction with treatment results. More knowledge on factors that influence satisfaction with treatment results may help to develop interventions to improve satisfaction with treatment results, which is the third aim of the project. Subsequently, we aim to implement one or more interventions in clinical practice and, finally, to evaluate the effect of these interventions.
W.A. De Ridder
09-2019 / 12-2022
Personalized treatment of upper extremity disorder
Clinical focus area