Empowerment and satisfaction in a multinational study of routine clinical practice

Clarke, E. and Pusch, B. and Jordan, H. and Williams, P. and Konrad, J. and Kawohl, W. and Bär, A. and Rössler, W. and Del Vecchio, V. and Sampogna, G. and Nagy, M. and Süveges, A. and Krogsgaard Bording, M. and Slade, Mike (2015) Empowerment and satisfaction in a multinational study of routine clinical practice. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 131 (5). pp. 369-378. ISSN 1600-0447

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Abstract

Objective: Decision-making between mental health clinicians and patients is under-researched. We tested whether mental health patients are more satisfied with a decision made (i) using their preferred decision-making style and (ii) with a clinician with the same decision-making style preference.

Method: As part of the CEDAR Study (ISRCTN75841675), a convenience sample of 445 patients with severe mental illness from six European countries were assessed for desired clinical decision-making style (rated by patients and paired clinicians), decision-specific experienced style and satisfaction.

Results: Patients who experienced more involvement in decision-making than they desired rated higher satisfaction (OR = 2.47, P = 0.005, 95% CI 1.32–4.63). Decisions made with clinicians whose decision-making style preference was for more active involvement than the patient preference were rated with higher satisfaction (OR = 3.17, P = 0.003, 95% CI 1.48–6.82).

Conclusion: More active involvement in decision-making than the patient stated as desired was associated with higher satisfaction. A clinical orientation towards empowering, rather than shared, decision-making may maximise satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.12365
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 13:13
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2016 18:51
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34260

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