Satisfaction profile (SAT-P) in 732 patients: Focus on subjectivity in HRQoL assessment

Giuseppina Majani, Antonia Pierobon, Anna Giardini, Simona Callegari

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A 32-item questionnaire aimed at assessing patient's satisfaction about every day life is presented. In the Satisfaction Profile (SAT-P) patients are asked to evaluate their own satisfaction level on 32 daily life aspects concerning the last month. 732 participants were enrolled into the study: 490 in-patients suffering from different types of chronic diseases (e.g., chronic heart failure, severe respiratory failure, coronary heart disease) and 242 healthy persons of working age. SAT-P validity was confirmed by comparing its scores with the NHP, EPQ and STAI-X2 scores. The factor analysis extracted 5 factors which corresponded to the hypothesised areas (54% of variance explained). Test-retest reliability and internal consistency were confirmed: Pearson's coefficients were ranging from 0.45 to 0.93 and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.92. SAT-P responsiveness, evaluated by comparing baseline and 6 months follow up scores from 45 chronic heart failure patients, resulted to be satisfatory, although further studies are needed. These results, together with the "user-friendly" structure, the brief administration and scoring time, the simple graphic representation, suggest to consider the SAT-P a useful complementary tool in HRQoL assessment. The Italian, English and French versions are available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-422
Number of pages14
JournalPsychology and Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Health related quality of life
  • Questionnaire
  • Satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychology(all)

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