The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between treatment satisfaction and dropout rates. We conducted an outpatient questionnaire and examined the relationship between treatment satisfaction evaluated by the Diabetes Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire (DTSQ) and intension to drop out The DTSQ score was significantly lower in the patients who had the intension to drop out compared with those who did not (21.6 ± 6.9 vs. 26.2 ± 6.2, P = 0.006). Receiver operating characteristic analysis revealed that the DTSQ score could predict intension to drop out (area under the curve 0.696, P = 0.006), and the best cutoff value was 22.5 (63.2 % sensitivity and 70.8 % specificity). These results indicate a significant correlation between treatment satisfaction and intension to drop out. An attempt to increase treatment satisfaction may be an important strategy to reduce the intension to drop out and possibly the dropout rate.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Japan Diabetes Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Oct 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism