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Volume 4 Supplement 1

Symposium Mammographicum 2002

  • Meeting abstract
  • Open Access

A customer satisfaction measuring instrument for women using the breast screening service: preliminary development and testing

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Breast Cancer Research20024 (Suppl 1) :11

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  • Health Care
  • Cancer Research
  • Care Provider
  • Health Care Provider
  • Target Population

Women who attend for breast screening are in general not motivated by ill health. The benefit of any such programme depends upon repeated use and satisfied clients are more likely to continue the relationship with their health care provider. However, evaluation of satisfaction with the service is impeded by the lack of a specific tool for use within this target population. The purpose of the present study was to develop and conduct preliminary testing of the properties of a customer satisfaction measuring instrument (CSMI) that reflected aspects of importance to the users and providers of the breast screening service, hence ensuring content validity of the tool. Development and testing involved four studies and resulted in a 23 item CSMI, which comprised six dimensions addressing location, arrival at the unit, the mammogram, the breast screening service, the staff and information.

Authors’ Affiliations

Warwickshire, Solihull & Coventry Breast Screening Unit, Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital, Coventry, UK


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