Journal of Nursing Measurement

Journal of Nursing Measurement is an academic medical journal focusing on Nursing Measurement

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, 2008

Circadian Research in Mothers and Infants: How Many Days of Actigraphy Data Are Needed to Fit Cosinor Parameters?
Actigraphy is an easily applied approach for assessing activity and circadian patterns in mother-infant dyads. However, timing and duration of actigraphic measurements can affect assessment accuracy. The purpose of this study was to determine the number...
Factor Analysis and Psychometric Properties of the Mother-Adolescent Sexual Communication (MASC) Instrument for Sexual Risk Behavior
Sexual risk behavior is a public health problem among adolescents living at or below poverty level. Approximately 1 million pregnancies and 3 million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are reported yearly. Parenting plays a significant role...
Importance of Cross-Calibration When Replacing DXA Scanners: QDR4500W and Discovery Wi
The aim of the study was to determine reproducibility and extent of agreement between 2 dual-energy X-ray absorptiometers (Hologic QDR4500W, Discovery Wi). The average age of the sample ( n = 42) was 50.4 (SD = 9.9) years old and 27.1 (SD = 6.1) kg/m^sup...
Measuring Attributes of Success of College Students in Nursing Programs: A Psychometric Analysis
Because of the most recent nurse shortage it has become important to determine retention factors of nursing students in the context of various aspects of college nursing programs and institutional systems. The purpose of this article is to describe the...
Reliability, Validity, and Health Issues Arising from Questionnaires Used to Measure Psychosocial and Organizational Work Factors (POWFs) among Hospital Nurses: A Critical Review
This systematic review assesses the validity of epidemiological questionnaires used to measure psychosocial and organizational work factors (POWFs) in nurses. Of the 632 articles published between 1980 and July 2008 identified in this review, 108 provide...
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