Event Title

Assessing the Quality of LGBTQ+ Identity Affirming Care: Developing Recommendations for Identity-Focused Healthcare

Session Number

Project ID: MEDH 12

Advisor(s)

Will Dunne, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Health Equity Transformation

Nihmotallahi Ayomipo Adebayo; Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Health Equity Transformation

Discipline

Medical and Health Sciences

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:10 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:25 AM

Abstract

Recently, the practice of patient-centered health care has emerged as one possible strategy to reduce health disparities experienced by marginalized communities. Despite this trend, limited research has been conducted to measure the impact of patient-centered health care, or identity and gender-affirming care, on members of the LGBTQ+ community and potential improvements.

This study first analyzed differences in participants’ responses to four measures of patient-centered care by demographics such as race and gender in 13,501 adults from the 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR). Our study team then designed a Likert-style and free-response survey that could be used to capture the specific perspectives of LGBTQ+ patients, their medical providers, and future medical students on the impact and importance of identity and gender-affirming care.

Analysis of the 2017 NHQDR indicated differences in participants’ experiences with patient-centered care depending on their unique identities. Our survey has four parts that ask providers, patients, and caregivers about the quality of the LGBTQ+ oriented care they receive in order to create recommendations for providers.

Ultimately, this research highlights the disparities present for LGBTQ+ patients and the potential the created survey holds if implemented and used to guide change at various healthcare institutions

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Assessing the Quality of LGBTQ+ Identity Affirming Care: Developing Recommendations for Identity-Focused Healthcare

Recently, the practice of patient-centered health care has emerged as one possible strategy to reduce health disparities experienced by marginalized communities. Despite this trend, limited research has been conducted to measure the impact of patient-centered health care, or identity and gender-affirming care, on members of the LGBTQ+ community and potential improvements.

This study first analyzed differences in participants’ responses to four measures of patient-centered care by demographics such as race and gender in 13,501 adults from the 2017 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR). Our study team then designed a Likert-style and free-response survey that could be used to capture the specific perspectives of LGBTQ+ patients, their medical providers, and future medical students on the impact and importance of identity and gender-affirming care.

Analysis of the 2017 NHQDR indicated differences in participants’ experiences with patient-centered care depending on their unique identities. Our survey has four parts that ask providers, patients, and caregivers about the quality of the LGBTQ+ oriented care they receive in order to create recommendations for providers.

Ultimately, this research highlights the disparities present for LGBTQ+ patients and the potential the created survey holds if implemented and used to guide change at various healthcare institutions