Quality of the Physician-Patient Relationship – Evaluation of the German Version of the Patient Reactions Assessment (PRA-D)

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2016.0103-0108

german translation / full article

Andreas Sönnichsen, Jochen Gensichen, Katja Brenk-Franz, Tobias Freund, Nico Schneider, Gabriela Hunold, John P. Galassi, Fabian Tiesler, Wolfram J. Herrmann, Claudia Steurer-Stey, Sima Djalali

Keywords: Physician-Patient-Relationship PRA Patient Reactions Assessment Primary Care German Version

Background: Patient Reactions Assessment (PRA) is an established instrument in the English language to measure patient perceived quality of the physician-patient relationship. The aim of the study was to transfer the 15 item questionnaire with three subscales( information, communication and affectivity) to German and to evaluate it in a primary care setting.

Methods: In an international, multicenter cross-sectional study, 506 patients were recruited by family practitioners (FPs) in four study centers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Descriptive data and distribution characteristics of the items were calculated for evaluation. To assess the reliability of the internal consistency Cronbach’s ? was used. Furthermore, the factor structure of the instrument was determined.

Results: Based on the original English instrument moderate to high internal consistency values and the 3-factor structure could be confirmed.

Conclusions: PRA-D is an economical and methodologically promising tool which can measure the quality of the physician-patient relationship on the subscales information, affectivity and communication.

(State: 16.03.2016)

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