Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Original Article

Satisfaction of Patients and Their Relatives Who Are Reminded of Their Appointments and Treatments with “Treatment Collaboration Portal”

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Health Sciences, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Department of Psychiatry, Ankara Oncology, Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2023; 33: 163-169
DOI: 10.5152/pcp.2023.22578
Read: 880 Downloads: 429 Published: 25 August 2023

Background: Community Mental Health Centers have been established in Turkey for patients with chronic psychiatric disorders actively engaged in treatment. The Treatment Collaboration Portal is a web-based voice response platform offered to Community Mental Health Centres to support the treatment compliance processes of patients. The Treatment Collaboration Portal automatically reminds patients or their families of injection treatments and psychiatry appointments at regular intervals. The purpose of this study is to determine the satisfaction of patients or their relatives enrolled in the Treatment Collaboration Portal and the reasons why.

Methods: A semi-structured 1-item 6-point satisfaction questionnaire, which we prepared for the Treatment Collaboration Portal reminder calls, was administered to the volunteer participants who registered to the Treatment Collaboration Portal and Community Mental Health Centre. Satisfaction levels were determined first with the questionnaire, and then the reasons for satisfaction were investigated for each patient and their relatives.

Results: The questionnaire was given to 132 participants. About 121 participants were satisfied and 11 of them were dissatisfied. When the reasons for those who were satisfied with the application reminders were examined, it was seen that the most frequent one was “prevention of forgetfulness” (53.7%). A significant difference was found between the Treatment Collaboration Portal registration reasons and satisfaction status. Also, there was a difference between the people who patients live with and the “satisfied” and “unsatisfied” groups (P = .023).

Conclusion: All the reasons given by the group satisfied with Treatment Collaboration Portal use contribute to patients remaining in remission. Therefore, in clinical practice, it is very important to recognize these reasons.

Cite this article as: Teksin MG, Karslıoğlu EH, Arıkoğlu Y, Çayköylü A. Satisfaction of patients and their relatives who are reminded of their appointments and treatments with “treatment collaboration portal”. Psychiatry Clin Psychopharmacol. 2023;33(3):163-169.

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