Journal of Nursing Measurement

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, 2014

Application of the Rasch Model to Measure Five Dimensions of Wellness in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Background and Purpose: Nurse researchers and practicing nurses need reliable and valid instruments to measure key clinical concepts. The purpose of this research was to develop an innovative method to measure dimensions of wellness among older adults....
Developing and Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Nurses' Exercise Beliefs Scale
Background and Purpose: No instrument exists that measures oncology nurses' exercise beliefs for women with breast cancer experiencing cancer-related fatigue. This article reports on the psychometric evaluation of the Nurses' Exercise Beliefs scale....
Development of a Frailty Measure for Older Adults: The Frailty Index for Elders
Background and Purpose: Frailty is a significant challenge for health care. Therefore, it is important to identify frail individuals. Theoretical Framework: The Vulnerability/Risk/ Human Response/Care Model. The purpose of this study was to develop and...
Editorial
The International Journal of Nursing Research began publication in 1963. the realm of international nursing research has advanced in many ways since that time, and one of the important ways in which it has advanced is in the area of nursing measurement.In...
Factor Analysis of the Modified Sexual Adjustment Questionnaire-Male
Background and Purpose: The Sexual Adjustment Questionnaire (SAQ) is used in National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials as an outcome measure for sexual functioning. The tool was revised to meet the needs for a clinically useful, theory-based...
Medication Health Literacy Measure: Development and Psychometric Properties
Background and Purpose: Low levels of health literacy are prevalent worldwide. This report details development and psychometric properties of a health literacy measure for oral medications based on design of the Newest Vital Sign. Methods: The measure...
Psychometric Properties of the Clinical Decision-Making Self-Confidence Scale
Background and Purpose: Nurses' self-confidence in handling acute patient deterioration events may influence decision-making capabilities and implementation of lifesaving interventions during such events. The study purpose is to provide further psychometric...
Psychometric Properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 in Patients with Heart Failure and Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Background and Purpose: Patients who have coexisting medical conditions tend to be more depressed. The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability, validity, and dimensionality of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) in patients with heart...
Psychometric Testing of the Clinical Nurse Leader Staff Satisfaction Instrument
Background and Purpose: Patient care is changing rapidly with increased complexity of care, patient volumes, and financial constraints with rising health care costs and limited reimbursements. In response, the clinical nurse leader (CNL) role was developed....
Reliability and Construct Validity of the Complexity Compression Questionnaire
Background and Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the reliability and construct validity of the Complexity Compression Questionnaire (CCQ), a 28-item instrument designed to explain nurses' experiences when assuming multiple responsibilities...
Reliability and Validity of the Psychosocial Distress Questionnaire-Breast Cancer
Background and Purpose: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Psychosocial Distress Questionnaire-Breast Cancer (PDQ-BC) and to compare its referrals with the Distress Thermometer (DT). Methods: Group 1 (N = 54) and Group 2 (N = 80) completed...
Reliability and Validity of the Revised Osteoporosis Knowledge Test
Background and Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Osteoporosis Knowledge Test (OKT) revised to incorporate recent evidence-based recommendations for bone health. Methods: The revised OKT was tested with...
Reliability and Validity of the Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool Questionnaire (Greek Version)
Background and Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the psychometric characteristics of the Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool (TSET). Methods: The translated questionnaire was distributed to 250 nurses and 150 student nurses. Internal consistency...
Testing Measurement Invariance of the Chinese Version of the Strategies Used by Patients to Promote Health among Patients with Cancer
Background and Purpose: The Chinese version of the Strategies Used by Patients to Promote Health (C-SUPPH) is a self-report instrument used to measure self-efficacy among patients with cancer. The purpose of this article is to examine measurement invariance...
The Diagnostic Efficiency of the Extended German Brøset Violence Checklist to Assess the Risk of Violence
Background and Purpose: The prevention of aggression and violence of patients is part of the challenge for the psychiatric inpatient care. Resources needed are a systematic risk assessment and taking preventive measures according to the risk. The extended...
Using Item Response Theory Models to Evaluate the Practice Environment Scale
Background and Purpose: The purpose of this article is to introduce different types of item response theory models and to demonstrate their usefulness by evaluating the Practice Environment Scale. Methods: Item response theory models such as constrained...
Validity and Reliability of the "German Utilization Questionnaire-Dissemination and Use of Research" to Measure Attitude, Availability, and Support toward Implementation of Research in Nursing Practice
Background and Purpose: In nursing practice, research results have to undergo a systematic process of transformation. Currently in Austria, there is no empirical data avail- able concerning the actual implementation of research results. An English validated...
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