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Revista Española de Salud Pública

On-line version ISSN 2173-9110Print version ISSN 1135-5727


CAPO-JUAN, Miguel Ángel et al. Satisfaction of Users with Spinal Cord Injury in relation to the Service of Promotion of Personal Autonomy of the Balearic Islands, Spain. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2016, vol.90, e30008.  Epub Nov 10, 2016. ISSN 2173-9110.


Public Service Promotion of Personal Autonomy aims to provide care to users with severe physical and/or physical-mental disabilities, including people with spinal cord injury. These users are in a chronic phase and thus they require educational-therapeutic measures of physiotherapy. This study is meant to determine the satisfaction of people with spinal cord injury who attend this service.


A descriptive, cross-sectional, quantitative study in the Public Service Promotion of Personal Autonomy after a sixteen-month therapeutic monitoring process was carried out, which began in March 2015. The final study sample was 25 people with spinal cord injury (17 men and 8 women). At the end of therapeutic intervention, users responded to the SERVQHOS questionnaire, which consists in nineteen questions that aim to measure the quality of the care services provided. A statistical analysis through Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and SPSS 23 was conducted, calculating averages and standard deviations.


The best valued external factor was the staff appearance with 4,5 on average and the worst scored external factor was the ease of access and / or signposting of the center with 2,6 on average. On the other hand, the best valued internal factor was the kindness of the staff with 4,8 on average and the worst scored factor was the speed in which the users receive what they requested with 4,2 on average.


We concluded that the quality offered is determined by internal factors (kindness, trust, willingness to help) and weaknesses are related to structural factors of the center (external factors).

Keywords : Patient satisfaction; Quality of health care; Physical therapy specialty; Personal autonomy; Health services for persons with sisabilities; Spinal cord injuries; Health services accessibility; Attitude of health personnel.

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