The Perceptions of Breast Cancer Care Coordination Scale is a self-report measure of the degree to which breast cancer care is coordinated. This five-item instrument was informed by the cancer quality of care literature and the 2007 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report, “Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies”. Responses are given on a five-point Likert scale where 1 is “never” and 5 is “always”.
All questions use a five-point Likert scale with endpoints as marked. Response values increase left to right (1-5). To determine the care coordination score, first reverse-code item 3. Then, calculate the average rating across all five items. For all items, a higher score indicates greater coordination of care.
To cite this instrument, please use the following reference:
Hawley ST, Janz NK, Lillie SE, Frise CR, Griggs JJ, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Jain S, Katz SJ. Perceptions of care coordination in a population-based sample of diverse breast cancer patients. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;81 Suppl:S34-40.
Please note that this instrument has not been psychometrically validated and may change over time.