Meeting Patient Preferences

A new study has found that a patient’s preference for the time and place of their psychological treatment affects their perception of the treatment.

The study, from researchers at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Imperial College London, looked at the treatment preferences of patients involved in the National Audit of Psychological Therapies according to five aspects: venue, time of day, gender of therapWoman Closing Eyeist, language that the treatment was delivered in, and therapy type.

For each of these features, the 14,587 patients were asked to rate whether or not they had a strong preference and if they were given enough choice. They were also asked to evaluate their satisfaction with treatment outcome using a five-point scale. MORE HERE

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