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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148655
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Establishing the Practicality of an Instrument
Abstract:
Establishing the Practicality of an Instrument
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Gamel, Claudia J., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University Medical Center Utrecht
Title:Lecturer and Researcher
Co-Authors:J.Jaap Van der Bijl, RN, PhD
[Scientific session research presentation] Nurses regularly use research instruments and clinical assessment tools in their daily practice when working according to the principles and directives of evidence based practice and best practices. It is challenging to determine which instrument to use. When selecting an instrument to measure outcomes or to screen for symptoms, the psychometric properties of validity and reliability are considered. Assessment of the practicality of an instrument is also important because a valid instrument may not be practical for use in all clinical settings. Evidence of practicality is often not available in published literature and when available, the findings may not be specific for the nurse?s own setting and patient group. Consequently nurses need methods and criteria in order to assess the practicality of an instrument before it is implemented in their practice.The purpose of this presentation is to examine this concept and to review criteria and indicators for use in measuring this concept. Burns and Grove (2003) identify nine indicators of practicality and provide illustrative examples of investigations of practicality. The described method and indicators have been used within the UMC Utrecht with screening instruments (for example to screen for post stroke depression) as well as instruments to measure physiological phenomena (for example two types of instruments to assess pain in the recovery room). In this presentation the concept of practicality and the methods to establish the practicality of an instrument will be discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEstablishing the Practicality of an Instrumenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148655-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Establishing the Practicality of an Instrument</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gamel, Claudia J., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University Medical Center Utrecht</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer and Researcher</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">c.j.gamel@umcutrecht.nl</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J.Jaap Van der Bijl, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Nurses regularly use research instruments and clinical assessment tools in their daily practice when working according to the principles and directives of evidence based practice and best practices. It is challenging to determine which instrument to use. When selecting an instrument to measure outcomes or to screen for symptoms, the psychometric properties of validity and reliability are considered. Assessment of the practicality of an instrument is also important because a valid instrument may not be practical for use in all clinical settings. Evidence of practicality is often not available in published literature and when available, the findings may not be specific for the nurse?s own setting and patient group. Consequently nurses need methods and criteria in order to assess the practicality of an instrument before it is implemented in their practice.The purpose of this presentation is to examine this concept and to review criteria and indicators for use in measuring this concept. Burns and Grove (2003) identify nine indicators of practicality and provide illustrative examples of investigations of practicality. The described method and indicators have been used within the UMC Utrecht with screening instruments (for example to screen for post stroke depression) as well as instruments to measure physiological phenomena (for example two types of instruments to assess pain in the recovery room). In this presentation the concept of practicality and the methods to establish the practicality of an instrument will be discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:48:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:48:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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