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Title: The development of the Thai Psychiatric Satisfaction Scale
Authors: Sucheera Phattharayuttawat
Thienchai Ngamthipwatthana
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2005
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.88, No.8 (2005), 1067-1076
Abstract: Background: Satisfaction with mental services is an important quality and outcome variable. The Thai Psychiatric Satisfaction Scale (TPSS) is developed in order to measure service satisfaction. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to develop the Thai Psychiatric Satisfaction ScaFe (TPSS), having adequate and sufficient validity and reliability. Material and Method: A sample of people with mental illness in the Department of Psychiatry, Siriraj Hospital was assessed. The TPSS was administered. Then factor analysis, internal consistency and test-retest reliability were analized. Results: The Thai Psychiatric Satisfaction Scale (TPSS) contains seven domains: Professionals ' Skills and Behavior, Information, Access, Efficacy, Type of Intervention, Relative's Involvement, and Environment and Setting. The ∝ coefficient for the TPSS was 0.97 (95%CI 0.94-0.97) and ranged from 0.70(95%CI 0.68-0.76) to 0.96 (95%CI 0.94-0.9 7). Test-retest for TPSS was 0.82. (95%CI 0.78-0.85). Conclusion: This TPSS is a validated and reliable multi-dimensional scale which measures the satisfaction of patients with mental health services for routine clinical practice in mental health service.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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