Validating a nursing research survey

Capturing general aspects of the occupational subculture of nursing is needed in long-term care (LTC) given its latent influence on the quality of care that residents receive and on the ability of nursing staff (licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants) to implement evidence-based practice innovations.The psychometrically validated Nursing Culture Assessment Tool (NCAT) provides a comprehensive assessment using six dimensions (teamwork, communication, satisfaction, professional commitment, behaviors, and expectations), and evaluation of these dimensions could help positively reshape the culture before any change implementation.Use the tabs to locate resources online, to find critiques, for help using databases, to design your own survey or test instrument, and to see further links.Generally, commercially available tests and survey instruments must be purchased from publishers.The term 'pilot studies' refers to mini versions of a full-scale study (also called 'feasibility' studies), as well as the specific pre-testing of a particular research instrument such as a questionnaire or interview schedule.Pilot studies fulfil a range of important functions and can provide valuable insights for other researchers.

The term pilot study is used in two different ways in social science research.Below are the most common reasons: This site uses cookies to improve performance by remembering that you are logged in when you go from page to page.To provide access without cookies would require the site to create a new session for every page you visit, which slows the system down to an unacceptable level.Aims were to: (1) assess the validity and reliability of the NCAT across nursing staff in a single type of clinical setting – LTC facilities, and (2) present a refined theoretical model of the interaction of culture and practice implementation.A cross-sectional, exploratory investigation of the NCAT in LTC settings was conducted.A summary of the NCAT development and report on its psychometric properties when administered in LTC settings is provided, extending previous findings of the NCAT's enhanced stability when used in assessing nursing staff perceptions in LTC and by demonstrating that the NCAT is a reliable and valid psychometric screening tool for nursing culture.

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