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Journal of Nursing Measurement

Ellen Swartwout, Margaret Rodan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A tool to measure the nurses' emotional response after an error in clinical practice and the potential impact emotion can have on disclosure is lacking. This study tested the psychometric properties of the Emotional Response and Disclosure of Errors in Clinical Practice instrument. METHODS: The instrument was tested among 497 nurses with psychometric evaluation for validity, reliability, and exploratory factor analysis. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis revealed a 3-factor solution which accounted for 55...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Wonsun Sunny Kim, Cha-Nam Shin, Linda Kathryn Larkey, Denise J Roe
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The use of storytelling in health promotion has grown over the past 2 decades, showing promise for moving people to initiate healthy behavior change. Given the increasingly prevalent role of storytelling in health promotion research and the need to more clearly identify what storytelling elements and mediators may better predict behavior change, there is a need to develop measures to specifically assess these factors in a cultural community context. The purpose of this study is to develop and preliminarily validate a narrative quality assessment tool for measuring elements of storytelling that are predicted to affect attitude and behavior change (i...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Girija Gopinathan Nair, Laurie-Ann M Hellsten, Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Critical thinking skills (CTS) are essential for nurses; assessing students' acquisition of these skills is a mandate of nursing curricula. This study aimed to develop a self-assessment instrument of critical thinking skills (Critical Thinking Self-Assessment Scale [CTSAS]) for students' self-monitoring. METHODS: An initial pool of 196 items across 6 core cognitive skills and 16 subskills were generated using the American Philosophical Association definition of CTS...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Lusine Poghosyan, William F Chaplin, Jonathan A Shaffer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Favorable organizational climate in primary care settings is necessary to expand the nurse practitioner (NP) workforce and promote their practice. Only one NP-specific tool, the Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire (NP-PCOCQ), measures NP organizational climate. We confirmed NP-PCOCQ's factor structure and established its predictive validity. METHODS: A crosssectional survey design was used to collect data from 314 NPs in Massachusetts in 2012...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Patti Hamilton, Eileen Willis, Terry Jones, Rhonda McKelvie, Ian Blackman, Luisa Toffoli, Clare Harvey
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current measures of missed nursing care employ inventories of tasks which are rated for the frequency with which each is missed. These lists have shortcomings for research and clinical evaluation. There is a need for measures with less response burden, wider generalizability, and greater sensitivity and specificity for identifying poor quality care. METHODS: We tested a single-item, global, measure using data from a large study of missed care in Australia...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Dena Schulman-Green, Sangchoon Jeon, Ruth McCorkle, Jane Dixon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Health-illness transitions are changes in life phase, situation, or status related to shifts between health and illness. We report on the development and psychometric evaluation of the Measurement of Transitions in Cancer Scale (MOT-CA), a 7-item instrument that assesses extent and management of a range of transitions experienced by cancer patients. METHODS: We identified content domains, developed operational definitions, generated items, conducted expert review (n = 7) and cognitive interviews (n = 13), and tested MOT-CA with our target population (n = 105)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Shannon C Shumaker, Susan K Frazier, Debra K Moser, Misook L Chung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Low social support is associated with worse outcomes in patients with heart failure. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of registry data from patients (n = 475) with confirmed heart failure. RESULTS: The MSPSS demonstrated excellent internal consistency reliability. Factor analysis yielded 3 factors that explained 83% of the variance in perceived social support...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Kelly Ackerson, Lisa Stines Doane
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Some women avoid routine Pap testing because of negative attitudes and beliefs. The ability to measure these factors is limited by lack of valid and reliable tools. Therefore, this article describes steps taken to test a measure. METHODS: Validity and reliability testing of psychometric scales was conducted. RESULTS: Sample consisted of 344 women. Using principal component analysis resulted in 4 components: Exam-Related Factors, Benefits, Vulnerability, and Risks and Barriers...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Denise Neill
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Research revealed nursing faculty members' perceived workload measures do not adequately capture the complexity of their workload. Using a human factors approach to address the multiple complex dimensions from the subjective perception of the worker, the Nurse Faculty Workload Assessment (NFWA) was developed. METHODS: Survey data from 565 faculty members were used to establish the instrument's psychometric properties. RESULTS: NWFA Sections 1, 2, and 3 demonstrated reliability and internal consistency...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Ana Cláudia de Souza, Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre, Edinêis de Brito Guirardello
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of the Brazilian version of the Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) using confirmatory factor analysis supported by structural equation modeling in a sample of Brazilian nursing workers. METHODS: Data from 360 nursing workers were analyzed. Confirmatory factor analysis used partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). RESULTS: The results showed that the Brazilian version of the JSS presented better adjustment to the model after the removal of four items from the scale...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Wendy R Miller, Michael Weaver, Girogos Bakoyannis, Tamilyn Bakas, Janice Buelow, Dragos Sabau
PURPOSE: Three aims were addressed: (a) Evaluate properties of the items comprising the Life Changes in Epilepsy Scale-Pilot (LCES-P), (b) use item analysis to optimize the scale, (c) evaluate construct and criterion-related validity of the optimized LCES. METHODS: The LCES-P was administered to 174 adults with epilepsy. Item analysis and exploratory factor analysis were performed. Internal consistency reliability, construct validity, and criterion-related validity were evaluated...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Muder Alkrisat, Manal Alatrash
BACKGROUND: Despite its popularity, the psychometric properties of the Extended Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS) in working adults are yet to be evaluated in different settings. METHODS: This study examined the ENSS in acute care settings among licensed nurses through a questionnaire survey. The sample responses were examined using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). RESULTS: A response rate of 37% was achieved; 199 licensed nurses completed the questionnaire...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Irene Dustin, Barbara Resnick, Elizabeth Galik, N Jennifer Klinedinst, Kathleen Michael, Edythe Wiggs
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the revised Self-Efficacy for Exercise With Epilepsy (SEE-E) and Outcome Expectations for Exercise with Epilepsy (OEE-E) when used with people with epilepsy. METHODS: The SEE-E and OEE-E were given in face-to-face interviews to 26 persons with epilepsy in an epilepsy clinic. RESULTS: There was some evidence of validity based on Rasch analysis INFIT and OUTFIT statistics...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Ronald L Hickman, John M Clochesy, Breanna Hetland, Marym Alaamri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are limited reliable and valid measures of the patient- provider interaction among adults with hypertension. Therefore, the purpose of this report is to describe the construct validity and reliability of the Questionnaire on the Quality of Physician-Patient Interaction (QQPPI), in community-dwelling adults with hypertension. METHODS: A convenience sample of 109 participants with hypertension was recruited and administered the QQPPI at baseline and 8 weeks later...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Melissa A MacLeod, Julie George, Paul F Tremblay, Tara Elton-Marshall, David DeWit, Kathryn Graham, Samantha Wells
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C) is a widely used screening instrument measuring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, to our knowledge, the factor structure of the PCL-C has not been examined in an Aboriginal population. Considerable research indicates that PTSD symptoms are characterized by 4 factors, with both the "King model" and the "Simms model" supported by the literature. METHODS: Using confirmatory factor analysis on the PCL-C, we examined whether these models and the overall scale were supported in an Aboriginal community sample (N = 273)...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Jaclene A Zauszniewski
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April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Kira Friesen, Wendy E Peterson, Janet Squires, Cathryn Fortier
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was created specifically to screen for perinatal depression. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the EPDS for use in a population of pregnant and postpartum 14- to 24-year-olds in Canada. METHODS: The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing was used as the psychometric framework to assess the validity, reliability, and acceptability of responses obtained using the EPDS with pregnant and postpartum adolescents and young adults...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Kevin A Kupzyk, Yaewon Seo, Bernice Yates, Bunny Pozehl, Joseph Norman, Brian Lowes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We evaluated the psychometric properties of the functioning component of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI) in individuals with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Factor analyses were used (N = 151) to assess the dimensionality and structure of the basic and advanced lower extremity function subscales. Rasch model scores were compared to the raw means of the items. RESULTS: Rasch scores correlated with the raw means of the items at r = ...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Patricia L Hart, LeeAnna Spiva, Nicole Mareno
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Assessing nurses' perceived leadership abilities during clinical deterioration provides a starting point for designing educational interventions to support leadership improvement. The study purpose was to provide psychometric testing of the Clinical Deterioration Leadership Ability Scale (CDLAS). METHODS: The psychometric properties and factor structure of the CDLAS was examined. RESULTS: Factor analysis determined a 1-factor structure (eigenvalues 5...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Mohammad H Abuadas, Wasileh Petro-Nustas, Zainab F Albikawi, Manar Nabolsi
BACKGROUND: Examining men's health beliefs regarding prostate cancer screening is a vital issue and requires a reliable and valid scale. PURPOSE: Modify Champion's Revised Health Belief Model Scale to measure Jordanian men's beliefs about PCS, translate to Arabic, culturally adapt, and test its psychometric prosperities. METHOD: This was a methodological study in which 432 healthy men were selected by convenient sampling. Analysis included estimation of content validity indices, internal consistency, construct validity, and predictive validity...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
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