Clinical applicability and revision of the ACaPELa questionnaire

Tikka, T. and Corson, S. and Kavanagh, K. and Lowit, A. and MacKenzie, K. (2018) Clinical applicability and revision of the ACaPELa questionnaire. In: 16th British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology, 2017-07-04 - 2018-07-06, Manchester Convention Centre.

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The Assessing and Caring for Patients’ Expectations in Laryngology (ACaPELa) questionnaire was created to understand patients’ thoughts and concerns and guide clinical consultation. As part of our standard clinical practice, all patients attending the laryngology clinic in our department complete the ACaPELa, rank ordering their expectations prior to the clinical consultation. Feedback received from the patients during the 2-year run of the voice clinic using the above set-up has indicated that the questionnaire was proven difficult to rank order, with patients’ finding some of the options very similar in content.