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Type: Presentation
Title: Development of an Assessment Tool to Measure Critical Thinking Ability In Nursing Process: a Pilot Test
Abstract: 
Development of an Assessment Tool to Measure Critical Thinking Ability In Nursing Process: a Pilot Test
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Sheu, Sheila, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Su-Fen Cheng, RN, PhD; Pei-Rong Chang, RN, MS; Hsiu-Fang Hsieh, RN, PhD; Man-Hua Shen, MSN and Fu-Ju Tsai, MSN
[Research Presentation] Helping nursing students develop critical thinking skills is one of the main criteria for the evaluation of worldwide nursing education today. However, an instrument to measure critical thinking ability focus on nursing situations is lacking. The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument with acceptable validity and reliability to measure critical thinking ability in nursing process.áTwenty nine items with 1-5 Likert scale were initially developed by literature review and focus group interview. The subjects of this study consisted of 135 nursing students at the largest nursing university in Taiwan. Four of these items with item total correlation <.3 were deleted. The remaining items were grouped into following 3 factors: 1) clarification of problem, 2) rational action, and 3) critical evaluation. The results of this study showed that this instrument possesses acceptable expert content validity. Concurrent validity was shown by positive correlation with California Critical Thinking Disposition (r=.617, p<.01). Internal reliability was shown by Cronbach's alpha .75 for total instrument and .75, .77, .76 for 3 factors accordingly. The results of this study show that measurement of critical thinking ability in nursing process with 25 items and 3 factors has acceptable validity and reliability. Further test with more heterogeneous subjects is needed. Key words: critical thinking ability, measurement
Repository Posting Date: 26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication: 17-Oct-2011
Sponsors: Sigma Theta Tau International
Appears in Collections: STTI International Nursing Research Congress

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