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An Audit of disabled children’s services – what value is MPOC-SP?

Pickering, Dawn and Busse, Monica 2010. An Audit of disabled children’s services – what value is MPOC-SP? Clinical Audit 2010 (2) , pp. 13-22. 10.2147/CA.S8073

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Introduction: Achieving high standards of health care provision with children and young people with a disability requires a focus on Family Centred Care. To audit this type of provision there are a range of tools available. The Measure of the Processes of Care for Service Providers is a questionnaire, which enables evaluation of Family Centred Care. The aim of this study was to explore staff and parental experiences of Family Centred Care Method: The study utilized a mixed methodology. Quantitative data was gathered from administration of the questionnaire with staff. A series of interviews and focus groups based around the themes from the questionnaire were also conducted with staff and parents of disabled children. The questionnaire data were analyzed with SPSS 16 for descriptive statistics. Interview and focus group data were analyzed using a template and editing approach Results and conclusions: The mean of ‘interpersonal sensitivity’ was 5.35 and ‘respect’ 5.74 compared to ‘providing general information’ 4.34 and ‘communicating’ 4.96. Staff commented on the value of the questionnaire as a self- reflective tool. The qualitative data provided deeper insight into this area of practice. The questionnaire alone would provide limited data as part of an audit of disabled children’s services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Uncontrolled Keywords: childhood, disability, measurement of family-centered care
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
ISSN: 1179-2760
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 08:32

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