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CAYUELA FUENTES, Pedro Simón; PASTOR BRAVO, María del Mar  and  CONESA GUILLEN, María de los Ángeles. Perceived quality of care and satisfaction for deaf people with regard to primary care in a Health Area in the region of Murcia. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.54, pp.303-322.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.


To describe the quality of care and satisfaction with regard to the primary care services of the Health Area II Cartagena of the Murcia Health Service as perceived by deaf people of Cartagena and the region.


Observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study. The data were collected through the simultaneous translation of the Questionnaire on Evaluation and Improvement of the Quality of Care (EMCA) relative to the Perceived Quality in Primary Care. The variables analyzed were: age, sex, level of education, kind of deafness, first language and use, communication systems or supports, quality of perceived service, perception of professionalism and humane treatment by doctors, nurses and administrative personnel and overall satisfaction perceived regarding their Health Center.


Professionalism and humane treatment on behalf of doctors and administrative staff was perceived as deficient, yet this perception was good in the case of nurses. Overall satisfaction is lower than that in the general population. There are statistically significant differences between the type of deafness and the perceived professionalism, the humane treatment and the perceived professionalism and between the communication system or support and the perceived quality of care.


The health care provided to this group with special needs must be adapted so that they perceive quality health care leading to increased access and monitoring of deaf people in the health system.

Keywords : quality of care; patient satisfaction; primary care; deafness; hearing impairment.

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