AIMS: The study was conducted to explore patient satisfaction and to identify factors associated with patient satisfaction with the care in psychiatric wards using Psychiatric Inpatient Patient Experience Questionnaire On-Site (PIPEQ-OS) self-assessment tool. Such studies to detect factors associated with patient satisfaction in mental health care have not yet been conducted in Latvia. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted over 6-month period in 2018. Total amount of 773 mental health care patients were offered to fill in the questionnaire in subacute and acute wards. From them, 419 (54.2%) filled and returned the questionnaire and 354 (45.8%) refused to fill it. Descriptive statistical analysis and factor correlation was done. RESULTS: Response rate was found to be 54.2%. Patients generally showed high satisfaction with received care. However, lower satisfaction rates were found in items related to engagement of relatives and patients in the treatment process, as well as patients were less satisfied with information provided. Statistically significant higher satisfaction was associated with organic mental disorders compared to schizophrenia spectrum disorders, as well as with female gender, older age, being employed or pensioner, being married or divorced. Patient education level did not show significant association with self-assessment scores. CONCLUSION: The study revealed possible directions for improvement in the future in terms of providing information to patients, involvement of relatives and patients in the process of treatment. Further studies with more patients and involvement of other hospitals are required to assess factors associated with the satisfaction to organize care and to plan treatment according to the needs of the patients.
Berzina, N., Petrošina, E., & Taube, M. (2021). The assessment of factors associated with patient satisfaction in evaluation of mental health care center. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 75(2), 79–86. https://doi.org/10.1080/08039488.2020.1795715