Development and validation of the patients' attitudes towards deprescribing (PATD) questionnaire

Reeve, Emily, Shakib, Sepehr, Hendrix, Ivanka, Roberts, Michael S. and Wiese, Michael D. (2013) Development and validation of the patients' attitudes towards deprescribing (PATD) questionnaire. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 35 1: 51-56. doi:10.1007/s11096-012-9704-5

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Author Reeve, Emily
Shakib, Sepehr
Hendrix, Ivanka
Roberts, Michael S.
Wiese, Michael D.
Title Development and validation of the patients' attitudes towards deprescribing (PATD) questionnaire
Journal name International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2210-7703
Publication date 2013-02
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11096-012-9704-5
Volume 35
Issue 1
Start page 51
End page 56
Total pages 6
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: There is a large amount of research into and promotion of rational prescribing, but there is a comparative lack of investigation into deprescribing. The success of deprescribing is likely to be dependent on both medical and patient factors.

Objective: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a tool to capture the views and beliefs of patients regarding cessation of medications. Setting Participants were recruited from a multidisciplinary clinic at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

Methods: The patients' attitudes towards deprescribing (PATD) questionnaire was developed through expert opinion and piloting. Psychometric testing included face, content and criterion validity, sensitivity and test-retest reliability.

Results: A final 15 item questionnaire was produced. Through piloting, expert review and gamma rank correlation with the previously validated beliefs about medicines questionnaire, the PATD was determined to be valid. Test-retesting resulted in a total concordance of 71.3 % (95 % confidence interval, 64.1-78.5 %).

Conclusion: The PATD has acceptable psychometric properties and has potential for future use in research and practice to not only determine patients' willingness towards deprescribing, but also uncover what beliefs may influence this.
Keyword Australia
Psychometric properties
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 9 October 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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