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Measuring quality in community based housing support: the QPC-H instrument
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6703-7575
School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
School of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9885-4204
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2016 (English)In: International journal of health care quality assurance/MCB University Press, ISSN 0952-6862, E-ISSN 1758-6542, Vol. 29, no 3, 267-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to test the psychometric properties and dimensionality of the instrument Quality in Psychiatric Care-Housing (QPC-H) and briefly describe the residents' perception of quality of housing support. Design/methodology/approach - A sample of 174 residents from 22 housing support services in nine Swedish municipalities participated in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) revealed that the QPC-H consisted of six dimensions and had a factor structure largely corresponding to that found among other instruments in the Quality in Psychiatric Care (QPC) family of instruments. Findings - CFA revealed that the QPC-H consisted of six dimensions and had a factor structure largely corresponding to that found among other instruments in the QPC family of instruments. The internal consistency of the factors was acceptable except in the case of secure and secluded environment, probably due to few numbers of items. With this exception, the QPC-H shows adequate psychometric properties. Social implications - The residents' ratings of quality of housing service were generally high; the highest rating was for secluded environment and the lowest for participation. This dimension would thus seem to indicate an important area for improvement. Originality/value - The QPC-H includes important aspects of residents' assessment of quality of housing service and offers a simple and inexpensive way to evaluate housing support services from the residents' perspective.

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2016. Vol. 29, no 3, 267-275 p.
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Psychometrics, Psychometric properties, Quality of care, Questionnaire, Quality assurance, Housing support, Psychiatric disabilities, Confirmatory factor analysis
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-51413DOI: 10.1108/IJHCQA-05-2015-0067ISI: 000377199700002PubMedID: 27120505Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84976407398OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-51413DiVA: diva2:950076
Available from: 2016-07-27 Created: 2016-07-19 Last updated: 2016-07-27Bibliographically approved

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