We analyzed the correlations among HCCQ dimensions and SERVQHOS dimensions, and as expected, we found positive, significant (p < .
This study adapted the Health Care Communication Questionnaire, HCCQ, for a Spanish population, and analyzed its psychometric properties in a heterogeneous sample of patients who came in contact with different groups of medical and non-medical hospital staff in the Spanish health care system (doctors, nurses, auxiliary administrative and security staff).
To test that hypothesis, we analyzed the relationships among HCCQ dimensions and SERVQHOS dimensions.
The five participants who had incomplete data and were dropped from the study were not significantly different from those who remained in the study with respect to sex, ethnicity, race, cause of CKD, education, employment, time since first dialysis treatment, history of transplant, smoking status, baseline HCCQ, and MMSE (all p values were greater than 0.
Changes in the HCCQ scores were not statistically significant from pre(M = 5.
As noted, items were developed from an existing scale, the HCCQ (Williams et al.
Patients completed questionnaires including demographic information, medical history, and smoking history, the Fagerstrom Addiction Severity Scale (Fagerstrom & Schneider, 1989), the Treatment Self-Regulation Questionnaire (TSRQ) for autonomous motivation (average of two 6-item subscales, one each for cessation and medication taking), the Perceived Competence Scale (PCS, average of 4 items), the HCCQ (15 items), and the IOCQ-S and IOCQ-D (6 items each for smoking and diet), and their intention to quit smoking in the next 30 days.
Patients were asked to complete the HCCQ, IOCQ-S and IOCQ-D again.
To make the HCCQ relevant to the HF domain, the questions were tailored to family support in managing the recommended lifestyle changes for HF.
The factor analysis for the patient version was fairly similar to the previously reported one-factor solution of the HCCQ in that most items loaded on one factor.
Williams, Freedman, and Deci (1998) studied patients with diabetes who completed both the HCCQ and the TSRQ, and whose HbA1c values were obtained from blood samples.
Finally, in a study of smoking cessation (Williams & Deci, 1996b), primary care physicians used the National Cancer Institute guidelines (Glynn, Manley, & Pechacek, 1990) to counsel patients who completed the HCCQ and TSRQ.