Validation of the Short Form of Quality from the Patient’s Perspective (sQPP) Questionnaire

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The questionnaire (QPP) was validated within the framework of a study project as a tool to evaluate the role of psycho-emotional factors in prediction of successful labour induction, apart from other factors such as biological biomarkers, ultrasound parameters, and metabolome. The aim is to compare the adapted perceived reality scale of the sQPP questionnaire with standard data. . The translation and adaptation of questionnaire was performed according to Riga Stradiņš University approved methodology. 50 healthy primiparas with induced labour were given the questionnaire and gave informed consent to participate in the studyon the day of discharge. On this evaluation, a four-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (Don't  agree at all) to 4 (Completely agree) is used. Pearson Correlations were computed between the study and standard data. Differences in means between the two versions were analysed with t-tests. Significance defined if p<0.05. Statistical analysis was carried out using IBM SPSS 24.0 software.. 50 females were enrolled into the validation process. Correlations between the two sQPP data are statistically significant (p<0.05). Difference between means is noted on all of the selected scale items. The strongest correlation was for the indicator that doctors (r = 0.78, p=0.000) and midwives (r = 0.73, p=0.000) seemed to understand how patient experienced situation. Strong correlation was also found for indicator “receiving useful information on which doctors were responsible for patient`s medical care” (r = 0.75, p = 0.000), giving one of the highest mean scores per item in the study data (M = 2.02, SD = 1.05). . Correlations of acceptable size between the two sQPP were found. The validated questionnaire will be further used as a part of the study.Acknowledgements
This research is funded by the Latvian Council of Science project “Role of Metabolome, Biomarkers and Ultrasound Parameters in Successful Labour Induction”, project No. lzp-2021/1-0300.
Period29 Mar 2023
Event titleRSU International Research Conference 2023: Knowledge for Use in Practice
Event typeConference
OrganiserRīga Stradiņš University
LocationRiga, LatviaShow on map


  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Quality of health care
  • Induction of labour