Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Wiley

Journal description

Do patients want to participate in treatment decisions? What is the best way to determine the views of health service users? What can governments do to engage citizens in setting priorities? What factors influence the demand for health care?Health Expectations aims to promote critical thinking and informed debate about all aspects of public participation in health care and health policy, including: involvement of patients and their advocates in decisions about individual health care; involvement of health service users and their representatives in aspects of service design, delivery and evaluation; involvement of the general public in debates about health care policy.

Current impact factor: 3.41

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 3.41
2013 Impact Factor 2.852
2012 Impact Factor 2.11
2011 Impact Factor 2.315
2010 Impact Factor 2.315
2009 Impact Factor 1.803
2008 Impact Factor 2.397
2007 Impact Factor 1.949
2006 Impact Factor 2.089

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 3.24
Cited half-life 6.30
Immediacy index 0.78
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 1.17
Website Health Expectations website
Other titles Health expectations (Online)
ISSN 1369-7625
OCLC 45266670
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Patient and public involvement in all aspects of research is espoused and there is a continued interest in understanding its wider impact. Existing investigations have identified both beneficial outcomes and remaining issues. This paper presents the impact of public involvement in one case study led by a mental health charity conducted as part of a larger research project. The case study used a devolved model of working, contracting with service user-led organizations to maximize the benefits of local knowledge on the implementation of personalized budgets, support recruitment and local user-led organizations. Objective: To understand the processes and impact of public involvement in a devolved model of working with user-led organizations. Design: Multiple data collection methods were employed throughout 2012. These included interviews with the researchers (n = 10) and research partners (n = 5), observation of two case study meetings and the review of key case study documentation. Analysis was conducted in NVivo10 using a coding framework developed following a literature review. Findings: Five key themes emerged from the data; Devolved model, Nature of involvement, Enabling factors, Implementation challenges and Impact. While there were some challenges of implementing the devolved model it is clear that our findings add to the growing understanding of the positive benefits research partners can bring to complex research. Conclusions: A devolved model can support the involvement of user-led organizations in research if there is a clear understanding of the underpinning philosophy and support mechanisms are in place.
    Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/hex.12426
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Migrant and seasonal farmworking (MSFW) women patients experience substantially more intimate partner violence (IPV) than the general population, but few health-care providers screen patients for IPV. While researchers have examined screening practices in health-care settings, none have exclusively focused on MSFW women. Objective: The aim of this phenomenological study was to explore the experiences of health-care providers who have screened for and/or addressed IPV with MSFW women patients. Design: Researchers utilized descriptive phenomenology to capture the lived experiences of these health-care providers. Data were analysed using Colaizzi's seven-stage framework. Setting and participants: Interviews were conducted with nine female participants - all of whom: (i) were clinically active health-care providers within the MSFW community, (ii) were bilingual in English and Spanish or had access to a translator, (iii) had treated MSFW patients who had experienced IPV and (iv) were at least 18 years of age. Results: Participants' experiences were reflected in four emergent themes: (i) provider-centered factors, (ii) patient-centered factors, (iii) clinic-centered factors and (iv) community-centered factors. Participants described barriers to establish routine IPV assessment, decrease patient ambivalence and increase on-site support and community resources. Discussion and conclusions: This study aimed to generate a greater understanding of the experiences of health-care providers with screening for and addressing IPV with MSFW patients. Implications and recommendations for research, clinical practice and policy are provided.
    Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/hex.12421
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    ABSTRACT: Background: There is growing policy emphasis on self-management as an essential component of musculoskeletal chronic care models. Underpinning this drive is the assumption that with correct 'informational' framing people will better manage their condition's progression and thereby maintain quality of life. Objective: To assess associations between self-management behaviours and health-related quality of life for people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Design: Using survey data from health census and follow-up structured telephone interviews, linear regression (cumulatively adjusted for potential confounders) and logistic regression examined associations between use of specific self-management behaviours and quality of life. Setting and participants: A total of 885 respondents (2012) who indicated still having a musculoskeletal condition reported in a 2010 health census (Port Lincoln, South Australia). Variables: Specific self-management activities, age, sex, education, marital status, smoking, comorbidities and pain. Outcome measure: EQ-5D-5L. Results: Exercise (63%) and diet (19%) were the most commonly reported self-management activities used to manage musculoskeletal conditions. About 24% reported not using any specific self-management activities. Involvement in self-management showed no association with quality of life, with and without adjustment for confounders. Diet had a negative association with quality of life as did use of formal support (self-management course or community group support). Discussion: Taking a real-world perspective, these findings raise important questions about how people currently engage with self-management activities and the kinds of outcomes that can be expected from undertaking these activities. The timing of people's uptake of self-management within the musculoskeletal disease continuum is an issue requiring further attention in both research and practice.
    Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/hex.12422
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To identify factors associated with health-care system satisfaction in China. Context: Recent research suggests that socio-demographic characteristics, self-reported health, income and insurance, ideological beliefs, health-care utilization, media use and perceptions of services may affect health-care system satisfaction, but the relative importance of these factors is poorly understood. New data from China offer the opportunity to test theories about the sources of health-care system satisfaction. Design: Stratified nationwide survey sample analysed using multilevel logistic regression. Setting and participants: 3680 Chinese adults residing in family dwellings between 1 November 2012 and 17 January 2013. Main outcome measure: Satisfaction with the way the health-care system in China is run. Results: We find only weak associations between satisfaction and socio-demographic characteristics, self-reported health and income. We do, however, find that satisfaction is strongly associated with having insurance and belief in personal responsibility for meeting health-care costs. We also find it is negatively associated with utilization, social media use, perceptions of access as unequal and perceptions of service providers as unethical. Conclusions: To improve satisfaction, Chinese policymakers - and their counterparts in countries with similar health-care system characteristics - should improve insurance coverage and the quality of health services, and tackle unethical medical practices.
    Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/hex.12429

  • Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 10/2015; 18(5). DOI:10.1111/hex.12399
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To improve pharmaceutical care delivery in Malaysia, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had introduced the concept of value added services (VAS). Despite its reported convenience and advantages, VAS utilization rate is low in the country. The study aims to explore patients' understanding, beliefs and expectations towards VAS in Malaysia using the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) as the theoretical model. Methods: A qualitative methodology was used whereby face-to-face interviews were conducted with 12 patients who collected partial medicine supplies from government pharmacies. Participants were recruited using purposive and snowball sampling method in the state of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Interviews were audio-recorded. Verbatim transcription and thematic content analysis were performed on the data. Results: Thematic content analysis yielded five major themes: (i) attitudes towards using VAS, (ii) subjective norms, (iii) perceived behavioural control, (iv) lack of knowledge and understanding of VAS and (v) expectations towards VAS. Conclusion: The interviews explored and informed new information about salient beliefs towards pharmacy VAS. The findings suggest that VAS is still in its infancy and a more robust and effective advertising and marketing campaign is needed to boost the adoption rate. Behavioural attitudes, subjective norms and perceived control elements were discussed and serve as important variables of interest in future study. Expectations towards VAS serve as an important guideline to further improve patient-oriented services.
    Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 10/2015; DOI:10.1111/hex.12416
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    ABSTRACT: Background: There is widespread agreement that the public should be engaged in health-care decision making. One method of engagement that is gaining prominence is the citizens' jury, which places citizens at the centre of the deliberative process. However, little is known about how the jury process works in a health-care context. There is even less clarity about how consumer perspectives are heard within citizens' juries and with what consequences. Objectives: This paper focuses on what is known about the role of consumer voices within health-care citizens' juries, how these voices are heard by jurors and whether and in what ways the inclusion or exclusion of such voices may matter. Results: Consumer voices are not always included in health-care citizens' juries. There is a dearth of research on the conditions under which consumer voices emerge (or not), from which sources and why. As a result, little is known about what stories are voiced or silenced, and how such stories are heard by jurors, with what consequences for jurors, deliberation, decision-makers, policy and practice. Discussion and conclusion: The potential role of consumer voices in influencing deliberations and recommendations of citizens' juries requires greater attention. Much needed knowledge about the nuances of deliberative processes will contribute to an assessment of the usefulness of citizens' juries as a public engagement mechanism.
    Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy 09/2015; DOI:10.1111/hex.12397