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Journal of Nursing Measurement

Victoria Sattler, Ekaterina Burduli, Denise Smart, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to psychometrically analyze the Caffrey Cultural Competence in Healthcare Scale (CCCHS), a scale that measures self-assessed cultural competency of nursing students participating in international immersion experiences during their nursing curriculum. METHODS: A sample of 105 health professions students completed the CCCHS. Inter-item correlations, exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and Cronbach's α were used to examine validity and reliability...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Muayyad M Ahmad, Abdulkarim Alzayyat, Ekhlas Al-Gamal
PURPOSE: To examine the psychometric properties of the Coping Behavior Inventory (CBI) among Arab students in Jordanian universities. METHODS: A stratified random sampling technique was used to select the universities and classes from each university. The total sample size was 587 students recruited from seven universities during the academic year 2015. The structure of the CBI was analyzed by exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using Statistical Package for Social Science and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) using AMOS software...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Linda D Ward, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Brian F French
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Genomic nursing education requires a genomic literacy assessment supported by evidence of reliability and validity. This study applied psychometric analyses to provide support for the Genomic Nursing Concept Inventory (GNCI). METHODS: Over nine semesters, baccalaureate nursing students (N = 1,065) completed the GNCI on the first and last days of genomics instruction. Psychometric analyses assessed scale and item performance pre- and post-instruction...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Siv K Stafseth, Tor Inge Tønnessen, Lien My Diep, Lisbeth Fagerstrøm
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the conceptual model of critical care nursing using the Nursing Activities Score (NAS) for intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: An observational study conducted in 2011 using the NAS scores of 219 patients in Norway. The inter-rater reliability (IRR) was tested by parallel classifications. The validity was explored by an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) as the measurement models in the structural equation model...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Jenifer M Chilton, Kevin P Gosselin, Barbara K Haas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An instrument to measure wellness behaviors in adolescent females did not appear in the literature. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and evaluation of the Self-Rated Abilities for Health and Practices Scale-Adolescent Version (SRAHP-A). METHODS: Initial psychometric testing was conducted with a sample of 265 adolescents and young adults aged 13-24 years. Data collection occurred through paper and pencil surveys. RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis using maximum likelihood factor extraction method and oblique ration was conducted...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Ivana Barać, Nada Prlić, Robert Lovrić, Sanja Kanisek, Lorna Dubac Nemet, Jadranka Plužarić
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to develop and psychometrically test a Job Satisfaction Survey (JSS) that measures attitudes toward job satisfaction among hospital nurses in Croatia. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was applied with 584 nurses. RESULTS: A seven-factor model of the measure was confirmed relative χ2 = 2.8, goodness of fit index = .9, comparative fit index = .83. The Cronbach's α was 0.83 for the total scale...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Saima S Hirani, Gerri Lasiuk, K Jessica Van Vliet, Sander Veldhuyzen Van Zanten, Rozina Karmaliani, Colleen M Norris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several methodological challenges are associated with measuring resilience in women. This study compares the 14-item Resilience Scale (RS-14) and the Resilience Scale for Adults (RSA) in a community sample of women. METHODS: Data were collected from 120 women residing in low socioeconomic areas of Karachi, Pakistan. Construct validity, internal consistency, and responsiveness were calculated. RESULTS: Both scales demonstrated satisfactory psychometric characteristics...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Uiara Aline de Oliveira Kaizer, Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre, Thaís São-João, Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Psychometric performance of quality of life (QoL) instruments must be evaluated prior to use. The Freiburg Life Quality Assessment for wounds (FLQA-w) emerged as one possible tool for burned patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the performance of FLQA-w in this population. METHODS: Composite reliability (CR) coefficients were estimated; convergent validity was assessed by Burns Specific Health Scale-Revised (BSHS-R), abbreviated QoL instrument (WHOQOL-BREF), and the visual analog scale; and responsiveness by comparing with the three visual analog scales...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Kerry Nolte, Barbara Guthrie, John Griffith, Tiffany Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Black women are disproportionately affected by HIV. Increasing status awareness through partner testing can improve status awareness and reduce transmission. Varying approaches to encourage HIV testing are described but a measurement instrument is lacking. The AIDS Discussion Strategy Scale (ADSS) was adapted into the HIV Testing Approach Scale (HTAS) to measure Black women's approaches to encourage partners to test for HIV. METHODS: Preliminary adaptation included five steps to ensure validity...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Fernanda Souza E Silva Garcia, Débora Cristina Prévide Teixeira da Cunha, Rafaela de Oliveira Manzato, Fabiana Bolela, Pedro Alberto Barbetta, Rosana Spadoti Dantas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A valid and reliable assessment tool is fundamental for evaluating the knowledge of individuals about using oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT). The purpose of this study was to develop a tool to assess knowledge about OAT and provide evidence to support its use in people living in developing countries. METHODS: Construction and validation: development of items; assessment of face and content validity; pilot study; application of the instrument to a sample of 500 users of OAT to analyze dimensionality, convergent validation, and reliability...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Basia Belza, Christina E Miyawaki, Minhui Liu, Suparb Aree-Ue, Melissa Fessel, Kenya R Minott, Xi Zhang
PURPOSE: To review how the Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF) has been used and evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS: We conducted a database search using "multidimensional assessment of fatigue" or "MAF" as key terms from 1993 to 2015, and located 102 studies. RESULTS: Eighty-three were empirical studies and 19 were reviews/evaluations. Research was conducted in 17 countries; 32 diseases were represented...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Julie McCulloh Nair
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Wellness behaviors typically form during the college years, making wellness evaluation crucial during this time frame. Instruments often assess health rather than wellness. Thus, the purpose of this integrative review is to identify and evaluate instruments measuring wellness among young adult college students. METHODS: Google Scholar, CINAHL, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, ERIC, and other databases were searched yielding 350 studies initially...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Yingwei Yao, Hyochol Ahn, Janet Stifter, Diana J Wilkie, Gail Keenan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multiple continuity indexes are available; however, their properties are insufficiently understood for examining the influence of nurse staffing patterns on patient outcomes. We conceptually and analytically examined continuity measures to reveal their properties and relationships with each other and identify potential limitations. METHODS: We examined behavior of continuity indexes as applied to clinical practice data that were collected with the HANDS (Hands-On Automated Nursing Data System) and data from computer simulation...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Ilknur Aydin Avci, Hatice Kumcagiz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to explore the construct validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the 34-item Supportive Care Needs Survey-Short Form (SCNS-SF34), which was developed by Boyes, Girgis, and Lecathelinais (2009), to assess the needs of cancer patients in Turkey. METHODS: The SCNS-SF34 has been translated and tested in various studies in other countries and cultures. The current study examined the validity and reliability of the Turkish adaptation of this survey among Turkish cancer patients...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Christina L Sieloff, Marty Downey, Rebecca L Muller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Sieloff-King Assessment of Group Empowerment with Organizations (SKAGEO) has demonstrated consistent reliability and validity, although past participants reported the need for revisions to further improve its clarity and ease of use in research. The purpose of this research was to use focus groups to revise the SKAGEO. METHODS: Two focus groups were held (seven RNs and one student nurse). Thematic analysis was used to analyze the focus group discussions...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Christina L Sieloff, Marty Downey, Rebecca L Muller
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April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Hamid Sharif Nia, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, Christopher Boyle, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Fatemeh Oskouie
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to validate a Persian version of the Cardiac Depression Scale (CDS) in Iranian patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: The CDS was forward translated from English into Persian and back-translated to English. Validity was assessed using face, content, and construct validity. Also Cronbach's alpha (α), theta (), and McDonald's omega coefficient were used to evaluate the reliability. RESULTS: Construct validity of the scale showed two factors with eigenvalues greater than one...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Ana Carolina G Zanetti, Marcia A Ciol, Georg Wiedemann, João Mazzoncini de Azevedo-Marques, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Edilaine Cristina da Silva Gherardi-Donato, Kelly Graziani Giacchero Vedana, Sueli Aparecida Frari Galera
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Family Questionnaire-Brazilian Portuguese Version (FQ-BPV) has been preliminarily validated in the Brazilian population. This study assessed the predictive validity of the FQ-BPV for relapse in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: Ninety-four dyads (patients with schizophrenia and their relatives) were recruited from three mental health clinics. Expressed emotion was assessed using the FQ-BPV. Presence of relapse was assessed at 6-, 9-, 12-, and 18-month follow-ups and analyzed through logistic regressions...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Ameera Chakravarthy, Barbara Resnick
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this pilot study was to test the reliability and validity of the MotionWatch 8 with older adults. METHODS: Participants wore the MotionWatch 8 for 3 days, completed a diary of activities and the Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale. RESULTS: Evidence of reliability and validity was supported because there was no difference in daily level of activity and that recorded physical activity matched the activity counts...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Lisa Kirk Wiese, Christine L Williams, Ruth Tappen, David Newman, Monica Rosselli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Underserved rural populations face a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), yet studies investigating AD knowledge in this population are lacking. The purpose of this research was to develop an AD basic knowledge measure that is appropriate for use with underserved populations. METHOD: A content domain map, content validity index, and cognitive interviews were used in developing the first version of the basic knowledge of Alzheimer's disease (BKAD; Study 1)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
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