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Measuring asthma patient satisfaction in Sweden using partial least squares

Eva Pilman (Stattena Primary Health Care Centre, Helsingborg, Sweden)
Anna Ovanfors (CFI Group, Stockholm, Sweden)
Johan Brun (AstraZeneca Sweden, Södertälje, Sweden)
Göran Karlsson (AstraZeneca Sweden, Södertälje, Sweden)
Christin Prütz (AstraZeneca Sweden, Södertälje, Sweden)
Anders Westlund (Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden)

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



Examines the relationships between different aspects involved in asthma treatment. Analyses each aspect's impact on overall patient satisfaction with asthma treatment. Also studies how outcome variables such as compliance with physician's recommendations, health‐related quality of life and resource use are affected by the degree of patient satisfaction. The results refer to asthma patients as a group but not necessarily to each patient as an individual. The statistical technique applied for this analysis is partial least squares. Tests the suggested generic model on 599 respondents from a questionnaire survey. The structure of the suggested model is well supported by the data.



Pilman, E., Ovanfors, A., Brun, J., Karlsson, G., Prütz, C. and Westlund, A. (2004), "Measuring asthma patient satisfaction in Sweden using partial least squares", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 221-229.



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