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Patient experiences of engagement with care plans and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of that engagement

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, December 2017
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Title
Patient experiences of engagement with care plans and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of that engagement
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2806-y
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Authors

Mohamad Al-Tannir, Fahad AlGahtani, Amani Abu-Shaheen, Sawsan Al-Tannir, Isamme AlFayyad

Abstract

Although patient engagement is internationally recognized as a core quality indicator of healthcare systems, no report has yet explored patient engagement in Saudi Arabia. Thus, we explored patients' experiences of engagement with healthcare services and assessed physicians' and nurses' perceptions of this engagement. We performed a cross-sectional study on patients and their family members admitted to either the rehabilitation or neurology department of King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. We also studied physicians and nurses involved in direct patient care in these departments. Two self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data on patients' experiences of engagement with healthcare services and physicians' and nurses' perceptions of that engagement. We recruited 36 patients and 46 family members, as well as 64 nurses and 36 physicians. About 73% of patients and family members felt that doctors and nurses engaged them in decision making regarding care plans; 80% felt that they were a partners in the treatment plans. Over one-third of physicians and nurses believed that patient engagement improved healthcare outcomes, and about 7% believed that patient engagement was unimportant or not extremely important. Responses of physicians and nurses differed significantly from those of patients and family members with regards to the extent of the patient-physician/nurse relationship, the perception of involvement, and the degree of partnership and shared leadership. We assessed patient experiences of engagement with health care service and physicians' and nurses' perceptions of that engagement. Most patients/family members reported good engagement. Although most physicians and nurses believed that patient engagement improved the healthcare outcomes, some believed that improving healthcare outcomes through patient engagement was not important or not extremely important.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 18%
Student > Master 6 18%
Unspecified 4 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 11 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 7 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 18%
Unspecified 5 15%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 15%
Psychology 4 12%
Other 7 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 11 January 2018.
All research outputs
#1,886,973
of 12,352,887 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#866
of 4,072 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#76,776
of 355,166 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#121
of 525 outputs
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