Patient or person-centered care
has become a widely used philosophical framework and yet has varying definitions and characteristics. Person-centered care
has recently been conceptualized as patient empowerment
, engagement, and activation with studies citing positive outcomes.
This study reports the psychometric properties of the Patient Empowerment
, Engagement, and Activation Survey.
An instrument development and testing approach was used.
A 21-item survey was developed demonstrating respectable Cronbach α coefficients for the total scale (α = 0.88) and for each subscale: Empowerment (α = 0.71), Engagement (α = 0.81), and Activation (α = 0.76). A regression analysis with 1 item, “I am ready to be discharged” as the dependent variable and all other items as independent variables explained 65% of the variance in readiness for discharge
The Patient Empowerment
, Engagement, and Activation Survey can be used to evaluate patients’ perspectives of care quality (empowerment and engagement) and readiness for discharge