Methodology of Design for a Questionnaire to Measure the Quality of the Process of Advance Care Planning (PROACP)

José López Castro1*, Ángel Alfredo Martínez-Ques2, María Concepción Martín-Arribas3, José Rumbo Prieto4, María Veiga-Rodríguez5, Miriam Vázquez-Campo6, Beatriz Braña-Marcos7, Laura Herrero Olivera8 & Juan Gómez-Salgado9

1MD. PhD. Internal Medicine Dep., Hospital Monforte de Lemos (EOXI Lugo), España
2PhD, RN. PAC Castro Caldelas (EOXI Ourense), España
3PhD. Instituto de Salud Carlos III, España
4PhD, MS, RN. Quality Unit: Care, Research and Innovation, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol, España
5PhD, MS, RN. Hospital Quirónsalud A Coruña, España
6PhD, MS, RN. Nursing Dep., Universidad de Vigo, España
7PhD, MS, RN. General Direction of Care Planning, Consejería de Salud del Principado de Asturias, España
8PhD. Dep., Theory of Knowledge and History of Thought, Faculty of Philosophy, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
9PhD, MS, RN. Nursing Dep., Universidad de Huelva, Huelva (España)

Dr. José López Castro, Internal Medicine Dep., Hospital Monforte de Lemos (EOXI Lugo), España.

Keywords: Advance Care Planning; Preferences; Quality of Life


An important aspect of the quality of care at the end of life, that the care provided congruent with the wishes of the patient, so the main objective in this study is to show the elaboration methodology to develop an instrument to measure the quality of the process of advance care planning. In this sense, it was planned a descriptive observational, multicenter study of validation of a questionnaire, in Hospital Centers (CH) and Primary Care (PC) of the Public Health System of Norwest of Spain, with an expected duration of 3 years. Sample for validation through random assignment by conglomerates in two stages. This article describes the methodology applied.

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