Assessment of the coordination of integrated health service delivery networks by the primary health care: COPAS questionnaire validation in the Brazilian context Service organization, utilization, and delivery of care

Ludmila Barbosa Bandeira Rodrigues, Claudia Benedita Dos Santos, Sueli Leiko Takamatsu Goyatá, Marcela Paschoal Popolin, Mellina Yamamura, Keila Christiane Deon, L Lapão, Marcelino Santos Neto, Severina Alice Da Costa Uchoa, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio

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Abstract

Background: Health systems organized as networks and coordinated by the Primary Health Care (PHC) may contribute to the improvement of clinical care, sanitary conditions, satisfaction of patients and reduction of local budget expenditures. The aim of this study was to adapt and validate a questionnaire-COPAS-to assess the coordination of Integrated Health Service Delivery Networks by the Primary Health Care. Methods: A cross sectional approach was used. The population was pooled from Family Health Strategy healthcare professionals, of the Alfenas region (Minas Gerais, Brazil). Data collection was performed from August to October 2013. The results were checked for the presence of floor and ceiling effects and the internal consistency measured through Cronbach alpha. Construct validity was verified through convergent and discriminant values following Multitrait-Multimethod (MTMM) analysis. Results: Floor and ceiling effects were absent. The internal consistency of the instrument was satisfactory; as was the convergent validity, with a few correlations lower then 0.30. The discriminant validity values of the majority of items, with respect to their own dimension, were found to be higher or significantly higher than their correlations with the dimensions to which they did not belong. Conclusion: The results showed that the COPAS instrument has satisfactory initial psychometric properties and may be used by healthcare managers and workers to assess the PHC coordination performance within the Integrated Health Service Delivery Network.

Original languageEnglish
Article number87
Pages (from-to)87-96
Number of pages9
JournalBmc Family Practice
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Coordination
  • Health Care Networks
  • Primary Health Care
  • Psychometric analysis
  • Validation studies

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

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