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Assessment of the service quality of a cancer information service using a new P‐C‐P attributes model

George Philip (George Philip and Jonathan Stewart are both at The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)
Jonathan Stewart (Jonathan Stewart are both at The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)

Managing Service Quality: An International Journal

ISSN: 0960-4529

Article publication date: 1 June 1999

Abstract

Describes the development and use of a modified SERVQUAL research instrument for measuring the service quality of a leading Cancer Information Support Service from the perspective of their “customers”. The evaluation findings were also used to inform the organisation to help it to improve its services. In order to identify the appropriate dimensions of service quality, a series of focus group meetings were run with providers of the Information Support Services and also with the users of the service. The meetings enabled the identification of six different dimensions of service quality which neatly mapped onto the new P‐C‐P attributes model, which was developed after extensive research of existing models such as SERVQUAL. Based on these dimensions, a questionnaire was then developed to assess service quality of the service. The main outcome from the research was the development of a research instrument suitable for measuring the service quality of a Cancer Information Support Service. This instrument can be adapted to assess the quality of any other service.

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Philip, G. and Stewart, J. (1999), "Assessment of the service quality of a cancer information service using a new P‐C‐P attributes model", Managing Service Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 167-179. https://doi.org/10.1108/09604529910267073

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