Assessment of parent/ caretaker satisfaction with child and adolescent mental health services in a tertiary care setting

  • Mahpara Mazhar Al Nafees Medical College and Hospital, Isra University Islamabad Campus
  • Faisal Rashid Khan
  • Asad Tamizuddin Nizami
  • Sadia Yasir

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Assessment of parent/caretaker satisfaction with child and adolescent mental health services in a tertiary care setting

METHODS: In this descriptive cross sectional study, 130 parents/caretakers of children aged ≤ 16 years were administered Parent/Caretaker Satisfaction Questionnaire which is a 20-item, 4-point Likert type scale, after their second visit/consultation with Child Psychiatric OPD via non-probability consecutive sampling directly as well as telephonically during six months period. Demographic variables were collected via Proforma. The data was analyzed using SPSS v 16.0. p- value <0.05 was considered significant.

RESULTS: 73.1% (n=95) were very satisfied (satisfaction level>60), 24.6 %(n=32) were satisfied (satisfaction between 21-60) and only 2.3%(n=3) were unsatisfied (satisfaction ≤20). No significant association was found between demographic variables and level of satisfaction.

CONCLUSION: Our study revealed a high level of parent/caretaker satisfaction with Child and Adolescent mental health services in a tertiary care setting. No significant association was found between socio-demographic variables and parent/caretakers’ satisfaction.

KEY WORDS: Patient satisfaction, Quality of health care, Child Psychiatry, Mental health services

Published
2021-06-30
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Mazhar M, Khan F, Nizami A, Yasir S. Assessment of parent/ caretaker satisfaction with child and adolescent mental health services in a tertiary care setting. JRMC [Internet]. 30Jun.2021 [cited 4Dec.2021];25(2):152-8. Available from: http://www.journalrmc.com/index.php/JRMC/article/view/1217
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