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See detailA Validation of the French Version of the Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ): Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity
Marquet, Manon ULg; Missotten, Pierre ULg; Schroyen, Sarah ULg et al

in Psychologica Belgica (in press)

Introduction: The Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ) was developed to measure attitudes toward the aging process as a personal experience from the perspective of older people. The present study aimed ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ) was developed to measure attitudes toward the aging process as a personal experience from the perspective of older people. The present study aimed to validate the French version of the AAQ. Participants and methods: This study examined factor structure, acceptability, reliability and validity of the AAQ’s French version in 238 Belgian adults aged 60 years or older. In addition, participants provided information on demographics, self-perception of their mental and physical health (single items), quality of life (WHOQOL-OLD) and social desirability (DS-36). Results: Exploratory Factor Analysis produced a three-factor solution accounting for 36.9% of the variance. No floor or ceiling effects were found. The internal consistency, measured by Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for the AAQ subscales were 0.62 (Physical Change), 0.74 (Psychological Growth), and 0.75 (Psychosocial Loss). A priori expected associations were found between AAQ subscales, self-reported health and quality of life, indicating good convergent validity. The scale also showed a good ability to discriminate between people with lower and higher education levels, supporting adequate known-groups validity. Finally, we confirmed the need to control for social desirability biases when assessing self-reported attitudes toward one’s own aging. Conclusion: The data support the usefulness of the French version of the AAQ for the assessment of attitudes toward their own aging in older people. [less ▲]

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See detailAvantages, désavantages et faisabilité de l’introduction de programmes “P4Q” en Belgique
Annemans, Lieven; Boeckxstaens, Pauline; Borgermans, Liesbeth et al

Report (2009)

This study is a logical follow up of previous KCE reports about quality of care, namely report 41 about clinical quality indicators in hospitals and report 76 about quality promotion in general practice ... [more ▼]

This study is a logical follow up of previous KCE reports about quality of care, namely report 41 about clinical quality indicators in hospitals and report 76 about quality promotion in general practice. Pay for Performance (P4P) or Pay for Quality initiatives (P4Q), who concentrate exclusively on the quality constituent of performance, establishes a direct correlation between the payment and the outcomes, assessed by structure, process and\or outcome indicators). P4Q initiative arouses an increasing interest, abroad as in our own country. However, the future Belgian initiatives will be able to reach their objective if they are based on what can be learned from experiences led abroad and on a theoretical frame fitting to the Belgian context. Accordingly, the present report will answer the following research questions: 1. What can be learned from the international P4Q models about: • Assessment: what are the benefits and the unintended consequences of the P4Q programs? • The concept and the implementation: which theoretical framework can be applied to the Belgian health care system; how should be conceived the financial incentives; what are the determining success factors? 2. What are the essential conditions required to apply the international P4Q models or add a P4Q constituent to the Belgian quality experiences? • What are the current initiatives in Belgium? Are there proofs of their impact on quality of care? • To what extent are financial planning, databases and other current tools (recommendations of good practice, quality indicators) adequate to implement a P4Q program in the Belgian context of health care? What are the determining factors for success or failure in the implementation of these programs? [less ▲]

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