PRP075: Development of Validation of the Japanese version of the Person-Centered Primary Care Measure
Makoto Kaneko, MD, PhD; Machiko Inoue, MD, PhD, MPH; Takuya Aoki, MD, MHA; Masato Matsushima, MD, PhD, MPH; Takamasa Watanabe, MD, PhD; Tadao Okada, MD, MPH
Objective: This study aims to develop and validate the Japanese version of the PCPCM. The measure will enable Japanese patients, physicians and payers to assess the quality of the whole of primary care in Japan and to compare it with other countries.
Study Design: a cross-sectional survey
Setting: A basic resident register in Japan.
Population studied: Randomly-selected 1,000 participants will be sent a questionnaire.
Outcome Measures: This study will exam internal consistency, exploratory factor analysis, and criterion related validity. Internal consistency will be assessed by Cronbach’s a. Moreover, inter-rater reliability will be esamined by intraclass correlation coefficients. Factor analysis will be employed o explore the structure of the PCPCM items and examine its construct validity. Also, criterion related validity will be assessed by using a correlation between the total score of the Japanese version of the PCPCM and the total score of the Japanese version of Primary Care Assessment Tool, which is a questionnaire validated and widely used to assess patient experience in Japan.
Results: Translation into Japanese and back translation into English by the research team has already finished. Now, the authors of the original PCPCPM is checking the back translation. After that, cognitive debriefing by the patients in the Japanese primary care setting, test for reliability and validity will be conducted. The results will be useful to assess the whole of the Japanese primary care and an important step to improve it.