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SCQ User Manual
SCQ-Importance Short Form
SCQ-Short Stay Hospital
SCQ-Importance Discipline IT
SCQ-Importance Individual IT
SCQ-HCP / Competence Self-Assessment/SCQ-Learner
SCQ-Trainee Examiners Assessment
Adapted SCQ User Manual
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The SCQ, the SCQ-Short Form, and the SCQ Importance (SCQ-i) scale were developed and validated in a psychometrically rigorous fashion, in a multi-centred study, spanning all stages of measure development, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. They are therefore valid and reliable measures of patients experiences of compassion and perceived importance of compassion.
The adapted versions of the SCQ, the SCQ-Short Form, and SCQ-i have not undergone the same level of psychometric testing and therefore are measures that are based on a valid and reliable measure (SCQ) but require further validity testing.
Since the items of the SCQ are not context, time, patient, or disease specific we fully anticipate that the adapted versions of the SCQ will be determined to be valid and reliable measures through future studies by both the Compassion Research Lab and other researchers.
The SCQ Importance (SCQ-i) scale allows researchers to determine what elements of components matter most to individual and groups of patients in comparison to their actual experiences of compassion, while also determining whether certain elements of compassion are more important in certain patient populations, culture groups, clinical contexts and disease stages than others.
Clinically the SCQ-i ideally should be administered as a baseline measure at the time of intake at the time of admission into a healthcare facility. Doing so provides a personalized ‘snapshot’ or benchmark on how that specific individual optimally receives compassion which can inform the way compassion is delivered by healthcare providers at subsequent visits.
For some patients, ‘being treated like a person and not just a patient’ may be of secondary importance to ‘being attentive’ to their needs — as such the SCQ-i allows healthcare providers to tailor compassion to individual patient preferences.
The SCQ short-form is comprised of the highest loading items on each of the domains of the Patient Compassion Model. It provides clinical teams with additional flexibility without sacrificing psychometric rigour which can also be embedded in existing patient satisfaction surveys and patient experience measures.
The SCQ is a self-report measure that should be filled out by patients directly. The SCQ should be administered to patients by a Research Assistant or an individual who is not a member of their healthcare team.
The SCQ was developed using a 7-day recall period in order to assess patients experiences of compassion on a weekly basis, within care settings with extended lengths of stay such as long-term care, hospice, and acute care units with longer lengths of stay. For care settings and patient populations with smaller lengths of stay or patients who are being treated in an outpatient or clinic context we developed the SCQ-Short Stay Hospital; SCQ-Clinic and SCQ Outpatient Treatment scales.