The SRS was specifically designed to be a clinical tool, not a research instrument. The SRS combined elements of various measures into a 10-item, Likert-scaled instrument.
PCCC or QoL?
This compendium contains patient-reported measures that are either designed to specifically measure aspects of Person Centred Co-Ordinated Care (P3C), or alternatively tools that are designed to measure some aspect of Quality of Life (QoL) or Health Related Quality of Life (hrQoL). All the measures in this compendium have been broadly categorised into one of those two concepts.
Person Centred Coordinated Care
Main Domains Measured
This is the key domains that the measure is targeting.
The measures in this compendium can take a variety of forms. Generally, they will be either Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) or Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM). However, we have also included a few measures that are completed by proxy-individual (PROXY), which are useful in instances where the respondent cannot answer directly (e.g. dementia or end of life). Sometimes, these measures can even be a composite of these types, and target both experiences and outcomes – we have labelled these measures “PROEMs”.
The person that fills in the questionnaire - e.g. patient, Health Care Professional, or proxy (normally a carer or family member)
The measures can be either generic or disease specific (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Failure)
Main context tested in
The main context in which the measure has been developed and used (E.g. Hopital, General Practice etc).
Main countries used in
The main countries in which the measure has been developed and used.
US, The Netherlands
e.g. Adults, Children, Elderly
Main uses of measure
The context in which the measure is most often used – e.g. clinical trials; national surveys.
The SRS was specifically designed to be a clinical tool, not a research instrument, to track/assess patient progress through therapy.
Used in UK?
Whether the instrument has been tested and validated within a UK healthcare context.
The SRS was specifically designed to be a clinical tool, not a research instrument. Several measures influenced its construction: The Working Alliance Inventory (Horvath & Greenberg, 1989), which directly translates Bordins (1979) description of the alliance (see below); the Session Evaluation Questionnaire (Stiles & Snow, 1984), which assesses the depth and smoothness of the session; and finally, the Empathy Scale (Burns & Nolen-Hoeksema, 1992), which specifically addresses the relationship, and is perhaps the only other scale assessing any part of the alliance that is intended for regular clinical use.