Psychometric Properties of the Treatment Perception and Preferences Measure

Souraya Sidani, Dana Epstein, Mary Fox, Joyal Miranda

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    Patient-centered care involves the provision of treatments that are responsive to patients’ preferences. This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the Treatment Perception and Preferences measure. Participants (n = 128) completed the measure relative to pharmacological, educational, and behavioral treatments for the management of insomnia. For each treatment, the measure presents a description of its goal, activities, mode and dose of delivery, and nine items to rate its perceived acceptability. All items measuring perception of treatment were internally consistent (α >.85) and loaded on one factor, except the item assessing severity of side effects. Differences in the measure’s scores between groups of participants provided evidence of validity: participants with a preference for a particular treatment rated it more favorably than alternative treatments. The measure provides a systematic and efficient method for eliciting well-informed treatment preferences. Its use in practice should be investigated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)743-761
    Number of pages19
    JournalClinical Nursing Research
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


    • acceptability
    • measure
    • reliability
    • treatment preferences
    • validity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nursing(all)


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