Family satisfaction in the intensive care unit: cross-cultural adaptation of a questionnaire

Stricker, Kay H; Niemann, Steffen; Bugnon, Sophie; Wurz, Jeannie; Rohrer, Ottilia; Rothen, Hans U (2007). Family satisfaction in the intensive care unit: cross-cultural adaptation of a questionnaire. Journal of critical care, 22(3), pp. 204-11. New York, N.Y.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.jcrc.2006.12.008

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PURPOSE: Family needs and expectations are often unmet in the intensive care unit (ICU), leading to dissatisfaction. This study assesses cross-cultural adaptability of an instrument evaluating family satisfaction in the ICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Canadian instrument on family satisfaction was adapted for German language and central European culture and then validated for feasibility, validity, internal consistency, reliability, and sensitivity. RESULTS: Content validity of a preliminary translated version was assessed by staff, patients, and next of kin. After adaptation, content and comprehensibility were considered good. The adapted translation was then distributed to 160 family members. The return rate was 71.8%, and 94.4% of questions in returned forms were clearly answered. In comparison with a Visual Analogue Scale, construct validity was good for overall satisfaction with care (Spearman rho = 0.60) and overall satisfaction with decision making (rho = 0.65). Cronbach alpha was .95 for satisfaction with care and .87 for decision-making. Only minor differences on repeated measurements were found for interrater and intrarater reliability. There was no floor or ceiling effect. CONCLUSIONS: A cross-cultural adaptation of a questionnaire on family satisfaction in the ICU can be feasible, valid, internally consistent, reliable, and sensitive.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic of Intensive Care

UniBE Contributor:

Stricker, Kay; Niemann, Steffen; Bugnon, Sophie; Wurz, Jeannie Ann; Rohrer, Ottilia and Rothen, Hans Ulrich

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0883-9441

ISBN:

17869970

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jcrc.2006.12.008

PubMed ID:

17869970

Web of Science ID:

000252719200005

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.22772

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/22772 (FactScience: 36547)

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