Title

Measuring patient-provider trust in a primary care population: refinement of the health care relationship trust scale

Publication Date

2012-04-17

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing; Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Psychology | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Nursing | Primary Care

Abstract

Accurately measuring trust between patients and health care providers is important because low patient-provider trust can lead to poor treatment adherence and negative health outcomes. To measure patient-provider trust, we developed the Health Care Relationship (HCR) Trust scale. Findings from our initial use of the scale suggested the need to examine the scale's psychometric performance in a larger sample of adults with various chronic health conditions. We therefore examined the psychometric properties of the HCR Trust Scale in a random sample of adult primary care patients. Thirteen of the original 15 items fit the data best; a single-factor structure explained 67% of the variance in patient-provider trust. The Cronbach's alpha for the 13-item HCR Trust Scale-Revised was .96.

Keywords

instrument development, primary care, trust

DOI of Published Version

10.1002/nur.21484

Source

Res Nurs Health. 2012 Aug;35(4):397-408. doi: 10.1002/nur.21484. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Research in nursing and health

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

22511461

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