Journal of Nursing Measurement

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, 2011

Development and Psychometric Testing of the Rural Pregnancy Experience Scale (RPES)
Rural pregnant woman who lack local access to maternity care due to their remote living circumstances may experience stress and anxiety related to pregnancy and parturition. The Rural Pregnancy Experience Scale (RPES) was designed to assess the unique...
Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Psychological Medicine Inventory-Nurses Version
Responding to a patient's psychological needs is central to nursing practice. The Psychological Medicine Inventory (PMI) assesses the level of interest, confidence, and perceived clinical abilities in addressing psychological aspects of patient care....
Nighttime Variability in Wrist Actigraphy
Wrist actigraphy measures sleep activity and circadian rhythm. This study examined nighttime variability in Actiwatch parameters in a sample of breast cancer survivors (BCSs) to determine a minimum number of nights needed to obtain an accurate picture...
One-Dimensional Scales for Pain Evaluation Adopted in Italian Nursing Practice: Giving Preference to Deaf Patients
Despite the increasing attention given to pain, little is known about how deaf patients communicate their pain and which pain scales they prefer to use. Studies of the validity of various scales often specify conditions that exclude them. With the aim...
Validation of the StepWatch Device for Measurement of Free-Living Ambulatory Activity in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This study examined the validity of the StepWatch activity monitor and the optimal number of monitoring days in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). StepWatch activity data were obtained from databases of two studies: one of patients...
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