Inter-Rater Reliability of the Measure of Patient-Centered Communication in Health Promotion Clinic Visits with Youth. Article

Munro, Michelle L, Martyn, Kristy K, Fava, Nicole M et al. (2014). Inter-Rater Reliability of the Measure of Patient-Centered Communication in Health Promotion Clinic Visits with Youth. . 3 34-42.

cited authors

  • Munro, Michelle L; Martyn, Kristy K; Fava, Nicole M; Helman, Abigail

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abstract

  • Patient-centered communication during clinic visits is critical for a patient and provider to establish a relationship that explores the patient's needs and desires and tailors health care accordingly. However, there are currently limitations to measuring patient-centered communication within the clinic visit. This study will examine the inter-rater reliability of a modified version of the Measure of Patient-Centered Communication (MPCC) for use with youth in health promotion clinic visits. Transcripts from actual patient-provider interactions (n=11) with 17-23 year old participants and providers (n=6; NPs and MDs) were analyzed for inter-rater reliability of a modified version of the MPCC. The MPCC demonstrated satisfactory inter-rater reliability among the five components of patient-centered communication (kappa=0.78) and good mean inter-rater reliability among the five provider responses (percent agreement=87.5%). Measuring patient-centered communication presents challenges. This study demonstrated that the MPCC could be a potential tool in this endeavor; however, adjustments are needed for it to be a reliable measure of patient-centered communication during clinic visits with youth. In order to provide patient-centered communication and care we must be able to accurately measure the communication and techniques being implemented in all patient visits.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

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start page

  • 34

end page

  • 42

volume

  • 3