Consider the following scenario:
Nurses and other health care professionals are often interested in assessing patient satisfaction with health care services. Imagine that you are a nurse working in a suburban primary care setting that serves 10,000 patients
annually. Your organization is very interested in understanding the patient’s point of view to help determine areas of care that can be improved. With this focus in mind, consider how you would create a survey to assess patient
satisfaction with the services your organization provides. You may wish to consider variables such as the ease of accessing care, patient wait time, friendliness of the staff, or the likelihood that a patient would recommend your
organization to others.
1. Generate questions and an overall plan for data collection that would be appropriate for a patient satisfaction survey in relation to the above scenario.
TO PREPARE ASSIGNMENT:
Review the scenario and formulate at least five questions that you could use to evaluate patient satisfaction.
2. Reflect on the different methods or instruments that can be used for gathering data described in Chapter 13 and Chapter 22 of the course text.(Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing
evidence for nursing practice (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins).
3. Which methods or instruments would work well for the scenario?
4. Determine an appropriate sample size for the scenario.
ASSIGNMENT TO INCLUDE: Questions that you created for gathering information about patient satisfaction based on the above scenario. Explain which method or instrument you would use to gather data. Describe the
sample size appropriate for the population and how you would select participants. Provide a rationale for your choices, and explain how you can ensure high standard of reliability and validity.