Assessment of Patient and Relatives Satisfaction in a Cardiac Surgery ICU Model

Kamran Shadvar, Ata Mahmoodpour, Hassan Solaimanpour, Eissa Bilejani, Bahman Naghipour, Daryoush Sheikhzadeh, Roghayyeh Shadbakhsh

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Introduction: Evaluation of patients’ and their families’ satisfaction regarding the quality of care in the ICU is an important concern that can identify deficiencies of this field and help to improve satisfaction of both patients and their families. Considering the fact that problems related to cardiac surgery ICUs differ from other ICUs, recognition of these problems and the factors that lead to patient or family dissatisfaction can not only improve the quality and quantity of services provided in this section but also lead to increased satisfaction in these groups and promote scientific and practical knowledge related to sectors at regional levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate the satisfaction of patients and their families from the quantity and quality of services provided in the cardiac surgical ICU of Madani hospital, Tabriz, Iran. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, satisfaction of patients and their relatives from cardiac surgery ICU of Shahid Madani Hospital was evaluated using Modified MISS questionnaire for patients and CCMFNA questionnaires for their relatives during one year (1391-1390). The obtained data were statistically analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean ± SD) and SPSS ver. 15. Results: Majority of patients expressed moderate to high satisfaction. The overall satisfaction of doctors was higher than nurses (27% vs. 22%). The lowest level of satisfaction related to the possibility of meeting relatives (14.3%). Most relatives were spouses of patients who contributed to the highest rate of satisfaction; however, the location and meets expectations were less satisfactory. Conclusion: Improving waiting room quality, increasing duration of family meetings and increasing nursing attention are the factors that could be associated with further satisfaction.

 

Keywords: ICU; Patient satisfaction; Family satisfaction


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