Development and validation of the Person-Centeredness of Research Scale

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In this article, the authors discuss the development and validation of a quantitative instrument to rate person-centeredness of research.

The term ‘patient-centered’ was introduced in the mid-1980s and gained increasing recognition in the 1990s in an effort to define healthcare delivery organized around patients rather than providers and health systems. The number of publications focused on ‘patient-centered care’ has increased exponentially since then and the term has evolved to emphasize patient preferences, needs and values. Person-centered is often used interchangeably with patient-centered, but it adds nuances to its meaning. Person-centered defines approaches to delivering care centered on the individual independent of the clinical setting and it also signifies the person is an active partner in healthcare processes, as well as considering the individual as a whole (person) rather than as a temporary role (e.g., client, participant, resident, patient).

In this methodology, Consuelo H Wilikins, Victoria Villalta-Gil, Mckenzie M Houston et al discuss a novel tool to assess the extent of person-centeredness of research products.

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