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Journal of Nursing Measurement

Anastasia A Mallidou, Elizabeth Borycki, Noreen Frisch, Lynne Young
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinician research competencies influence research use for evidence-based practice (EBP). We aimed to develop, refine, and psychometrically assess the Research Competencies Assessment Instrument for Nurses (RCAIN) to measure registered nurse research competencies (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitudes) focused on EBP-related domains: research process, knowledge synthesis, and knowledge translation activities. METHODS: The preliminary psychometrics (face, content, construct/criterion validity) were evaluated based on 63 completed surveys...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Parkhide Hassani, Alireza Abdi, Rostam Jalali, Nader Salari
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to develop and validate an instrument to measure the use of intuition in clinical practice by critical care nurses. METHODS: Item generation and psychometric evaluation were developed. In the psychometric, content validity index and content validity ratio were calculated to establish initial instrument validity through the use of expert ratings, as well as, construct and criterion validity. RESULTS: The original items reduced to 25...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Allison A Norful, Siqin Ye, Jonathan Shaffer, Lusine Poghosyan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Provider co-management has emerged in practice to alleviate demands of larger, more complex patient panels, yet no tools exist to measure nurse practitioner (NP)-physician co-management. The purpose of this study is to develop a tool that measures NP-physician co-management. METHODS: Items were generated based on three theoretical dimensions of co-management. Face and content validity were established with six experts. Pilot testing was conducted with a convenience sample of 40 NPs and physicians...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Marni B Kellogg, Jacqueline S Dowling, Margaret Knight, Sybil L Crawford
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Secondary traumatic stress is a state of mental distress resulting from indirect exposure to the traumatic situation of another individual. The literature indicates that secondary traumatic stress is a problem in some areas of nursing and may cause nurses to leave the profession. This article examines the psychometrics of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Scale (STSS) with a sample of pediatric nurses. METHODS: The STSS was completed by a random sample of 350 Certified Pediatric Nurses...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Kelly Doran, Barbara Resnick
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity for two new scales. METHODS: We used baseline data from a worksite health promotion project with 98 long-term care staff and Pearson correlations and Rasch analysis testing. RESULTS: For Staff Self-Efficacy for Function Focused Care and Staff Outcome Expectations for Function Focused Care item, reliability was .80 and .83, respectively. All items except one had acceptable INFIT and OUTFIT mean square statistics...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Dana N Rutledge, Mary Wickman, Elizabeth J Winokur
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: When workers experience meaning and joy in work (MJW), job satisfaction and retention are enhanced. No measure for MJW among nurses exists. The purpose of this work was to develop/test the MJW Questionnaire (MJWQ). METHODS: The initial MJWQ was piloted with a convenience sample of post-licensure nursing students. Factor analyses established MJWQ subscales for the MJWQ: "value /connections," "meaningful work," "caring...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Marzieh Hatef, Hamid Sharif Nia, Christopher Boyle, Vida Shafipour
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In order to effectively evaluate self-efficacy, a valid and reliable instrument is clearly required. This study was conducted to assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (ESES) in hemodialysis patients. METHODS: There were 404 patients who completed the ESES. The face, content, and construct validity were evaluated. The reliability of the scale was measured using internal consistency and construct reliability...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Daniela Holle, Lena Köller, Esme Moniz-Cook, Margareta Halek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Challenging Behavior Scale (CBS) measures the behavior of individuals with dementia. The study aims to translate the English CBS into German (CBS-G) and test its linguistic validity. METHODS: The two-panel approach was used to translate the CBS. Nursing home staff reviewed the unambiguity and familiarity of the CBS-G items and the adequateness of the examples used to describe the items. Content validity indexes (CVI) and modified kappa (k) coefficients were calculated...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Holly B Goldberg, Allison Shorten, Brett Shorten, Dheeraj Raju
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A modified Dyadic Decisional Conflict Scale (D-DCS) and new Patient Rights subscale to measure perceptions of informed decision-making regarding use of epidural analgesia during childbirth are tested. METHODS: Thirty-five primiparous women and 52 providers from three hospitals tested the modified instrument. Cronbach's α coefficient assessed reliability. Mokken scale, principal components, and correlation analyses assessed unidimensionality of subscales...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Nayara Araújo Dos Reis, Darlene Mara Dos Santos Tavares, Jurema Ribeiro Luiz Gonçalves, Elisângela de Assis Amaro, Jair Sindra Virtuoso Júnior
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The detection of older individuals who are most vulnerable to adverse health effects (AHE) may be useful for practitioners in managing health care resources. The purpose of this study was to analyze the prevalence and identify AHE after hospital discharge (HD). METHODS: This cohort study included 135 hospitalized older individuals. Fragility was assessed by changes in the plasma concentrations of C-reactive protein and / or leukocytes. RESULTS: Fragile individuals had a higher risk of rehospitalization, consumption of drugs, functional impairment and mortality within 30 days post-HD, and higher risk of functional disability at 180 days post-HD...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Jeanne A Teresi, Katja Ocepek-Welikson, Mildred Ramirez, Robert Fieo, Terry Fulmer, Barry J Gurland
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Medication Management Test (MMT) measures higher cognitive functioning. The aim of the analyses presented was to reduce assessment burden by developing a short-form version, and describe its psychometric properties. METHODS: Factor analyses, item response theory (IRT), and differential item functioning (DIF) were performed to examine the dimensionality, reliability information, and measurement equivalence. RESULTS: The ratio of the first two extracted eigenvalues from the exploratory principal component analysis was 7...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Dieu-My T Tran, Kevin A Kupzyk, Lani M Zimmerman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:  To examine the co-occurrence of cardiovascular risk factors and cluster subgroups of college students for cardiovascular risks. METHODS: A cross sectional descriptive study was conducted using co-occurrence patterns and hierarchical clustering analysis in 158 college students. RESULTS: The top co-occurring cardiovascular risk factors were overweight/obese and hypertension (10.8%, n = 17). Of the total 34 risk factors that co-occurred, 30 of them involved being overweight/obese...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Ann E E Johansson, Jeffrey M Rohay, Eileen R Chasens
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An estimated 40%-80% of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have sleep problems. The Simons Simplex Collection Sleep Interview (SSCSI) is a parent-report questionnaire assessing bedtime and nighttime sleep problems and daytime function. The present study evaluated the factorial model of the SSCSI that best characterizes children aged 4-18 years with ASD. METHODS: Exploratory factor analysis was performed using principal component analysis and promax rotation, beginning with 16 items and ending with 10 items...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Michael Edward Clinton, Lina Sabbagh Younan, Souha Fares
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data were analyzed from a national convenience sample of 3,000 bedside nurses in Lebanon to evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the first Arabic version of the Actual Scope of Nursing Practice (A-ASCOP) questionnaire. METHODS: The method used in this study was application of the partial credit model using the multidimensional random coefficients multinomial logit model. RESULTS: A-ASCOP subscales ( r = .81-...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Noélle de Oliveira Freitas, Marina Paes Caltran, Suleimy C Mazin, Rosana Aparecida Spadoti Dantas, Lidia Aparecida Rossi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to analyze the factor structure and the reliability of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Burn Specific Health Scale-Revised (BSHS-R) in a sample of Brazilian burned adults. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional study. The internal consistency was analyzed using Cronbach's α, considering coefficients ≥.70 as appropriate. We conducted confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to test the hypothesis that the BSHS-R Brazilian-Portuguese version has a factor structure similar to the original...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Niyatee P Samudra, Soo M Park, Sara E Gray, Mohammed A Sebai, DaiWai M Olson
PURPOSE: To assess whether the collection and communication of intracranial pressure (ICP) values were standardized and reproducible. METHODS: Integrative review of clinical trials ( n = 357) reporting ICP as a variable. RESULTS: Only 24.1% of studies reported adequate data required for replication. Of the 357 reports, 342 provided information about the design, 274 discussed sampling strategy, 294 identified the ICP device type, 312 provided a unit of measure, 121 provided anatomical localization for measuring ICP, and 83 provided information about patient positioning...
December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
DaiWai M Olson
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December 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Hamed Jafarpour, Pantea Tajik, Mozhgan Taebi, Misagh Shafizad, Alimorad Heidari Gorji, Mahdi Babaei Hatkehlouei, Pooneh Yazdani, Reza Heidari-Soureshjani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The present study was done to assess the cultural adaption and psychometric properties of Persian version of VEINES-QOL/Sym questionnaire in Iranian patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT). METHODS: This cross-cultural psychometrics study was conducted in 2016. About 270 DVT patients completed a Persian version of the VEINES-QOL/Sym questionnaire. The face, content, and construct validity were assessed. Internal consistency, test-retest, and construct reliability (CR) were used to assess reliability...
August 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Katie Love
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Empowered Holistic Nursing Education (EHNE) midrange theory provides a structure for a pedagogy for nursing, bringing the core values of nursing into the classroom. There are five principles of EHNE: Self-Care, Interconnectedness, Prior Knowledge, Contextual Teaching-Learning, and Meet Them Where They Are. METHODS: The Thurstone method was used in the development of this scale, resulting in two subscales representing unique phenomena, each with 11 relational items that represent the spectrum of attitudes for the phenomenon...
August 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Karen E Wickersham, Susan M Sereika, Hyung-Joo Kang, Lisa K Tamres, Judith A Erlen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study examined the psychometric properties of a 9-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-9) adapted specifically for patients with HIV/AIDS. METHODS: We used data from two randomized controlled trials investigating telephone-delivered interventions for improving adherence to antiretroviral therapy to assess reliability (Cronbach's α and Pearson's product correlation) and validity (convergent and concurrent) of the MMAS-9. RESULTS: The internal consistency (Cronbach's α) of the MMAS-9 was ...
August 2018: Journal of Nursing Measurement
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