|- candidate number||23351|
|- NTR Number||NTR5518|
|- ISRCTN||ISRCTN no longer applicable|
|- Date ISRCTN created|
|- date ISRCTN requested|
|- Date Registered NTR||3-nov-2015|
|- Secondary IDs||M12.119707 METC|
|- Public Title||The usefulness of the HowRwe questionnaire in predicting EUROPEP outcomes.|
|- Scientific Title||Assessing patient experience: a comparison between the HowRwe and EUROPEP questionnaires|
|- hypothesis||The aim of this study is to assess the predictive value of the HowRwe questionnaire in relation to the EUROPEP questionnaire by analyzing scores acquired in Dutch GP practices. We expect that high HowRwe scores are associated with an positive EUROPEP outcome. |
|- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied||Experience|
|- Inclusion criteria||Men and women who visited GP practices in the Zwolle, Hardenberg and Flevoland region aged 18 years or above and gave written consent for usage and (anonymous) analyzing of their information
For the current study we will use two populations:
1. Population A: 90 Patients from two GP practices in Zwolle. Of these patients, 31 had DM and 10 had COPD. Patients were asked to fill out both the HowRwe and EUROPEP questionnaires. The patients were non-randomly selected to pursue a more normal distribution of the HowRwe scores.
2. Population B: 1925 Patients with DM or COPD filled out both questionnaires as part of a quality assessment in the Zwolle, Hardenberg and Flevoland region, performed by Medrie (an organization which facilitates and supports GP’s). Patients were randomly selected.
|- Exclusion criteria||- Illiteracy|
- Insufficient understanding of the Dutch language
- Mental impairment
- Such an visual impairment that the questionnaire could not be read
|- mec approval received||no|
|- multicenter trial||no|
|- Type||Single arm|
|- planned startdate ||6-nov-2015|
|- planned closingdate||15-feb-2016|
|- Target number of participants||2015|
|- Interventions||Cross-sectional design. Patients were asked to fill in the HowRwe and EUROPEP questionnaires after consulting the GP. |
|- Primary outcome||Levels of agreement between HowRwe total scores and EUROPEP mean scores.
|- Secondary outcome||1. Levels of agreement between HowRwe score per item & corresponding EUROPEP mean score per subgroup.
2. Levels of agreement between HowRwe score per item & EUROPEP mean score.
|- Timepoints||Data were collected in one measurement point for each patient. HowRwe and EUROPEP outcomes were collected from the first population in the period from February to May 2013. The data from the second population was gathered between July 2014 and May 2015. |
|- Trial web site|
|- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES|| Laurence Doffegnies|
|- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES|| Laurence Doffegnies|
|- Sponsor/Initiator ||University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Isala Clinics Zwolle|
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
|University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Isala Klinieken|
|- Publications||1. Hendriks SH, Rutgers J, van Dijk PR, et al. Validation of the howRu and howRwe questionnaires at the individual patient level. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015;15(1):447. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-1093-8.
2. Benson T, Potts HW. A short generic patient experience questionnaire: howRwe development and validation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014. doi:10.1186/s12913-014-0499-z.
|- Brief summary||The HowRwe is a short questionnaire which aims to measure patient experience. Until now the more laborious EUROPEP questionnaire has been used for this purpose in GP practices. We aim to establish the relation between HowRwe and EUROPEP outcomes. Furthermore we will determine whether the HowRwe can predict the EUROPEP outcome. This could provide possibilities in measuring patient experience more easily and consequently improve healthcare in Dutch GP practices.|
|- Main changes (audit trail)|
|- RECORD||3-nov-2015 - 15-jan-2016|