Validation of the Charleston psychiatric satisfaction scale—Hebrew version adapted for use in Israel


Objective: This study presents the psychometric properties of the Charleston Psychiatric Outpatient Satisfaction Scale—Hebrew Version adapted for use in Israel. Methods: Two subversions were constructed: one for adult clients—Mental Health Client Satisfaction Scale—Hebrew (MHCSS-H) and one for parents (or other caregivers) accompanying children with mental health problems—Mental Health Parent Satisfaction Scale—Hebrew (MHPSS-H). The scales were administered to representative samples of 453 adult outpatients with severe mental disorders and 255 parents, respectively. Results: Internal consistency was excellent for both scales (Cronbach’s alpha coefficients 0.94 and 0.88, respectively). For both subvertsions, there were moderate to strong correlations between satisfaction with five service domains (Availability/Accessibility, Quality of care, Explanation/ Participation, Staff’s attitude, and Facilities conditions) and anchor items “Overall quality of the care provided” and “Would you recommend this clinic to a friend or relative should they need treatment?”) scores. Clients with more time in treatment were more satisfied with all the service domains, except for the staff's attitude domain. Conclusions: The results suggest that both Hebrew subversions are appropriate for routine satisfaction surveys in mental health outpatient settings and for research purposes in Israel.

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Elisha, D. , Khawaled, R. , Radomislensky, I. and M. Ponizovsky, A. (2012) Validation of the Charleston psychiatric satisfaction scale—Hebrew version adapted for use in Israel. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 2, 141-146. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2012.22019.

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