Reliability and Validity of a Tool to Assess Oncology Nurses' Experiences With Prognosis-Related Communication
Oncology Nursing Society
Oncology Nursing Forum
Purpose/Objectives: To establish the reliability and validity of a previously developed survey measuring nurses' experiences with prognosis-related communication.
Design: Psychometric testing of survey.
Setting: Mailed survey of Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) members.
Sample: 392 ONS members.
Methods: Reliability was analyzed using Cronbach's alpha. Total scale and subscale characteristics were evaluated through inter-item correlation matrices, average inter-item correlations, corrected item-to-total correlations, and Cronbach's alpha coefficients if the items were removed. Construct validity was assessed using exploratory factor analysis and contrasted group comparisons.
Main Research Variables: Measures of attitudes toward prognosis-related communication, demographic variables.
Findings: A three-factor structure emerged with acceptable reliability and validity. Contrasted group comparisons revealed differences in prognosis-related communication by nurses' years of experience with patients with cancer, level of education, and extent of education about prognosis-related communication.
Conclusions: The final three-factor instrument, Prognosis-Related Communication in Oncology Nursing, was found to have acceptable reliability and validity.
Newman, Amy Rose and Helft, Paul R., "Reliability and Validity of a Tool to Assess Oncology Nurses' Experiences With Prognosis-Related Communication" (2015). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 819.
Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol. 42, No. 1 (2015): 64-73. DOI.