Explanatory Factors of Quality of Care from Cataract Patients' Perspectives

ÇINAROĞLU S. , Hearld K. R. , Igici S. O.

SEMINARS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.32, no.3, pp.321-325, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/08820538.2015.1088553
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-325


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine explanatory factors of perceived quality of care among cataract surgery patients. Methods: This study was administered to 264 cataract patients within one eye hospital located in Ankara, Turkey. The study was designed to determine the latent structure of quality of care. In order to assess cataract surgery patients' views about quality of care, the QUOTE-Cataract survey was used. The questionnaire's internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's Alpha (0.96) and appropriateness of the factor analytic model was assessed using KMO (0.50) and Bartlett's test (X-2=2004.959, p<0.001). Explanatory factor analysis with Varimax rotation was performed in order to determine the underlying factors in the model. Results: Four factors emerge from the explanatory factor analysis: relaying information about care process and behaviors; diagnosis and treatment process; accessibility/punctuality of physicians; and hospital facilities. The four factors explain 86% of total variance. Conclusion: The results of this study highlight the importance of sharing information with patients about treatment processes and accessibility/punctuality of physicians in the perception of quality of care among cataract surgery patients.