Journal of Nursing Measurement

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, 2013

Development and Initial Validation of a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Knowledge Instrument
Background and Purpose: Many patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies without essential knowledge to inform their decisions. A CAM knowledge instrument was developed and tested for initial validation. Methods: There...
Development and Preliminary Validation of the Traditional Chinese Antenatal Practice Scale among Pregnant Hong Kong Chinese Women
Background and Purpose: There have been no valid assessment tools to measure traditional Chinese antenatal practice of safeguarding fetuses from danger. This study developed the Traditional Chinese Antenatal Practice Scale (TCAPS) and evaluated the preliminary...
Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Moral Competence Scale for Home Care Nurses in Japan
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Moral Competence Scale for Home Care Nurses (MCSHCN). Methods: A self-administered questionnaire that included the preliminary MCSHCN (90 items) was distributed to...
Development and Psychometric Testing of the Nursing Research Self-Efficacy Scale (NURSES)
Background and Purpose: The Nursing Research Self-Efficacy Scale (NURSES) was designed to measure individual nurses' degree of research self-efficacy and their perceptions regarding their unit's collective support of research use. Development for the...
Editorial
Happy 2013 to all! With this issue of the Journal of Nursing Measurement, there are some important endings and several new beginnings. It is the end of another year, and the end of the journal being under the direction of its founding editor-in-chief...
Instruments That Measure Nurses' Knowledge about Diabetes: An Integrative Review
Background and Purpose: Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly prevalent disease among hospitalized patients. Educators are challenged to build evidence-based programs for nurses based on sound nursing needs assessments using valid and reliable measures....
Parental Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Survey (PHPVS): Nurse-Led Instrument Development and Psychometric Testing for Use in Research and Primary Care Screening
Background and Purpose: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was approved for girls aged 9-24 years in 2006 to prevent HPV infection and cervical cancer. The Parental Human Papillomavirus Survey (PHPVS) was framed on theoretical constructs of the health...
Revision of the Beginning Breastfeeding Survey: A Cumulative Assessment of Breastfeeding
Background and Purpose: Women use their cumulative breastfeeding experiences, in combination with other factors, to make their infant feeding decisions. This pilot study assessed the reliability and predictive validity of the revised Beginning Breastfeeding...
The Eating Habits Confidence Survey: Reliability and Validity in Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women
Background and Purpose: Psychometric properties of the Eating Habits Confidence Survey (EC) were evaluated in a sample of 86 overweight and obese postmenopausal women. Methods: Inter-item correlations and coefficient alphas of the total and subscale...
The Measurement of Uncertainty in Caregivers of Patients with Heart Failure
Background and Purpose: Family caregivers of heart failure (HF) patients describe feelings of uncertainty; however, studies measuring uncertainty in caregivers of HF patients are extremely sparse. This study examined the validity and reliability of the...
The Reasoning and Regulating Medication Adherence Instrument for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Development and Psychometric Evaluation
Background: Many patients experience difficulty taking medications resulting in suboptimal adherence. Ambiguity surrounding adherence issues in chronic illness has been exacerbated by a lack of patient-centered, medication-specific, and theoretically...
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