Iranian Journal of War and Public Health

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Volume 15, Issue 2 (2023)                   Iran J War Public Health 2023, 15(2): 207-212 | Back to browse issues page

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Taghdir R, Asgari M, Ganjparvar Z, Abdollahifar S, Kargar Jahromi S, Ghadami L et al . Validation of the Persian Version of the Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire. Iran J War Public Health 2023; 15 (2) :207-212
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1- Nikan Education and Research Center (NERC), Tehran, Iran
2- Statistic Department, Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC), Tehran, Iran
3- Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC), Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Health Care Management, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
* Corresponding Author Address: Janbazan Medical and Engineering Research Center (JMERC), No. 17, Farokh Street, Moghaddas Ardebili Street, Yaman Street, Chamran Highway, Tehran, Iran. Postal Code: 1985946563 (
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Aims: Patient experience, along with clinical performance and safety, is known as a critical criterion for improving healthcare performance. This study aimed to assess the validity of the Persian version of the Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire.
Instrument & Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was condcted in Nikan Gharb and Nikan Aqdasiyeh hospitals in Tehran from April to May 2022. The Persian version of the Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire was prepared based on the translation-retranslation method. The face and content validity of the questionnaire was evaluated with the opinions of 10 experts. To check the tool validity, all patients discharged from the two hospitals were interviewed by phone from April 21 to May 21, 2022. The main dimensions and constructs of the questionnaire were determined by the exploratory factor analysis method. The questionnaire reliability was evaluated using the test-retest method by participation of 30 subjects.
Findings: By checking the validity of the questionnaire, the items were included in 7 aspects which were in accordance with the main sections of the questionnaire (information and education, coordination of care, emotional support, respect for patient preferences, physical comfort, involvement of family and friends, and continuity and transition). The tool reliability for the 7 aspects by Cronbach's alpha was in the range of 0.744 to 0.911, and for the whole questionnaire was 0.804.
Conclusion: The Persian version of Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire has the necessary validity to evaluate the experience of hospitalized patients in Iranian hospitals.

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