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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
Maryann Abendroth
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Caregiver Strain Risk Screen-10 (CSRS-10) was psychometrically tested as a modification of the 28-item Caregiver Strain Risk Screen (CSRS) to measure risk for strain in caregivers of persons with Parkinson's disease. Risk for strain in this population is high because of the unpredictability of disease progression. METHODS: Caregivers (N = 223) provided data for confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to assess the factor structure of the items...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Elizabeth Viens Rini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A woman's perception of the childbirth experience has not been adequately measured. The purpose of the Women's Experience in Childbirth Survey (WECS) is to provide a comprehensive measure of the experience for women having a vaginal birth. METHODS: A cross-sectional design with 302 postpartum women analyzed the psychometric properties of the WECS. Validity was assessed using exploratory factor analysis and correlation to a self-rating of the overall experience...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Julie L Otte, Jingwei Wu, Menggang Yu, Claire Shaw, Janet S Carpenter
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sleep hygiene is one factor that contributes to poor sleep in breast cancer survivors but is poorly measured. The purposes of this study were to (a) evaluate the psychometric properties of the Sleep Hygiene Awareness and Practice Scale (SHAPS) and (b) compare SHAPS scores between midlife women with and without breast cancer. METHODS: Cross-sectional, descriptive data from a single-blinded, controlled hot flash intervention trial. RESULTS: 194 women (88 breast cancer survivors; 106 menopausal women)...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Rebecca Tucker, Jill R Quinn, Ding-Geng Chen, Leway Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The psychometric properties of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) have been examined primarily in community-dwelling patients with heart failure (HF). The objective of this research was to examine the properties of the KCCQ administered to patients hospitalized with HF (N = 233). METHODS: Confirmatory factor analysis, Cronbach's alphas, and correlations were performed to examine the scale's dimensions, reliability, and validity...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Tami Thomas, Safyia Dalmida, Melinda Higgins
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Student Human Papillomavirus Survey (SHPVS) was developed to examine students' perceived benefits or barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. METHODS: Survey development included (a) 2-phase integrative literature reviews; (b) draft of survey items based on the literature; (c) critique of survey items by young adults, nursing and psychology faculty, and health care providers; and (d) pilot testing. The psychometric properties of the SHPVS were evaluated using classical item analysis and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) among a sample of 527 university students' ages 18-24 years...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Carlos Alencar Souza Alves Júnior, Raildo da Silva Coqueiro, José Ailton Oliveira Carneiro, Rafael Pereira, Aline Rodrigues Barbosa, Amélia Cristina Mendes de Magalhães, Márcio Vasconcelos Oliveira, Marcos Henrique Fernandes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The use of anthropometric indicators as discriminators of hypertriglyceridemia has not been thoroughly investigated. The purpose of this article is to comparatively evaluate anthropometric indicators as discriminators of hypertriglyceridemia in older Brazilian adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study derived from population-based epidemiological research involving 316 community-dwelling older adults (60-105 years old). RESULTS: Except for the conicity index and the body adiposity index in the group of women, all other anthropometric indicators (i...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Dieu-My T Tran, Lani M Zimmerman, Kevin A Kupzyk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To test the psychometric properties of two measures of knowledge and perception of cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs). METHODS: A methodological study using a modified version of the Heart Disease Fact Questionnaire (HDFQ) and the Health Beliefs Related to Cardiovascular Disease (HBCVD) questionnaires was administered to 100 college-aged students. RESULTS: The HDFQ Kuder-Richardson-20 reliability estimate was .73. The HBCVD Cronbach's alpha was ...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Jean Hannan, Gabriel Diaz, Margaly Valcourt, Rocio Pena-Castillo
BACKGROUND: Mothers with postpartum stress have increased maternal/infant morbidity and mortality. Haitians, a growing minority excluded from most studies because of the lack of instruments in Creole. The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and the Daily Hassles Scale (DHS) measuring stress are not available in Creole. PURPOSE: To test the psychometrics of the newly translated Creole instruments. METHODS: A convenience sample of 85 Haitian mothers completed 2 instruments in Creole and English, 2 weeks apart using the process of cross-cultural adaptation...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Janice L Hinkle
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2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Priscila Peruzzo Apolinario, Danilo Donizetti Trevisan, Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues, Fernanda Freire Jannuzzi, Júlia Fazzio Ferreira, Henrique Ceretta de Oliveira, Eliana Pereira Araújo, Maria Helena de Melo Lima
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Assessing the stress of patient with diabetes requires reliable and valid instruments. This study evaluated the measurement properties of the Brazilian version of the Diabetes Distress Scale (B-DDS). METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 139 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) receiving outpatient treatment. Reliability and construct validity were estimated through convergent validity and confirmatory factor analysis. RESULTS: Evidence of reliability was obtained-Cronbach alpha = ...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Lisa L Shah, Yelena Perkhounkova, Sandra Daack-Hirsch
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Perception of Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes (PRF-T2DM), an instrument designed to measure awareness and vulnerability to diabetes and diabetes risk factors. METHODS: 248 individuals at increased risk for diabetes because of a positive family history completed the PRF-T2DM. The factor-structure, internal consistency reliability, and construct validity of the PRF-T2DM were examined...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Rita A Jablonski-Jaudon, Vicki Winstead, Corteza Jones-Townsend, Andres Azuero, Ellen Mahoney, Ann M Kolanowski
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Resistiveness to Care Scale for Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type was developed to quantify care-resistant behavior. The purpose of this article is to explain how the instrument was modified and tested in two clinical studies that examined interventions to improve the oral hygiene of persons with dementia who resist care. METHODS: After pilot testing, the revised instrument (RTC-r) was used in 7 facilities (N = 83 residents). Systematic training procedures were implemented to preserve reliability...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Elizabeth Schenk, Cynthia F Corbett, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Julie Postma, Patricia Butterfield
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nurses are committed to practice in an environmentally safe and healthy manner. However, nursing practice contributes significant negative impacts to the natural environment. We analyzed the psychometric properties of the Nurses Environmental Awareness Tool (NEAT), composed of 6 subscales, measuring awareness of environmental impacts and their health risks and ecological behaviors at work and home. METHODS: The NEAT was given to 689 nurses via online survey software...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Robert Scoloveno
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purposes of this methodological study were to factor analyze the Adolescent Lifestyle Profile-Revised 2 (ALP-R2) and to assess construct validity of the instrument with a sample of middle adolescents. METHODS: A sample of 311 urban middle adolescents responded to the ALP-R2, to the Adolescent General Well-Being Questionnaire, and to the Anticipation of a Personal Future subscale on the Hopefulness Scale for Adolescents. Data obtained on the ALP-R2 were subjected to principal components factor analysis with varimax rotation...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Sharon L Oetker-Black, Judy Kreye, Tammie Davis, Sherrie Underwood, Samantha Naug
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study's purpose was to psychometrically evaluate the revised Clinical Skills Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES). Self-efficacy is a predictor of an individual's behavior in situations such as learning to implement a new clinical nursing skill. METHODS: Subjects were nursing students (N = 214). The CSES, an investigator-developed instrument designed to measure nursing students' perceptions of their self-efficacy as it relates to selected clinical skills, was used to measure clinical skills self-efficacy...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Katherine S Bravo, Bunny Pozehl, Kevin Kupzyk
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study describes revision and psychometric testing of the Safe Administration of Medications-Revised (SAM-R) scale. METHODS: The SAM-R scale was revised and tested to assess Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students' readiness to safely deliver medications through simulated case studies and associated vignettes. Subjects were junior- and senior-level BSN students (N = 227) from a large Midwestern university. Both classical testing and item response theory (IRT) were used to analyze item and group results...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Amanda Digel Vandyk, Elizabeth G VanDenkerkhof, Ian D Graham, Margaret B Harrison
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Continuity of care (CoC) is an important component in the delivery of quality mental health care. Yet, its measurement is inconsistent. We explored the use of the Alberta Continuity of Services Scale for Mental Health (ACSS-MH) observer-rated scale and compared CoC scores in 2 groups (N = 140) of individuals with mental health complaints (5+ and 1 emergency department [ED] visits/year). METHODS: Secondary analysis of health record data. RESULTS: The application of the ACSS-MH observer-rated scale in our population is discussed, as well as differences in CoC scores by group...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
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