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Fisioterapia e Pesquisa

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MEDEIROS, Flávia Cordeiro de; COSTA, Leonardo Oliveira Pena; OLIVEIRA, Núbia de Fátima Costa  and  COSTA, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes. Satisfaction of patients receiving physiotherapy care for musculoskeletal conditions: a cross-sectional study. Fisioter. Pesqui. [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.1, pp.105-110. ISSN 2316-9117.

We measured the satisfaction of patients who receive physiotherapy care for musculoskeletal conditions in the Southeast region of Brazil. The MRPS instrument (MedRisk instrument for measuring Patient Satisfaction) was used to measure the satisfaction of 403 patients of eight physiotherapy clinics of the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. In addition, we collected demographic and clinical characteristics of participants and the Global Perceived Effect (GPE) scale. The MRPS was described through mean and standard deviation. Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated to investigate the association between GPE and the total score of the MRPS. Linear regression models were used to analyze the characteristics of patients that could predict total satisfaction. High satisfaction was observed with the physiotherapeutic care, being the mean score a total of 4.5 points (SD=0.4). A moderate correlation was observed between the total satisfaction and the GPE (Pearson's r of -0.31, p<0.001). Only gender influenced the total score of satisfaction, as males showed the highest satisfaction with the received care. The level of patient satisfaction with the physiotherapy treatment in the Southeast region of Brazil can be considered high.

Keywords : Physiotherapy; Patient Satisfaction; Orthopedics.

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