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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154893
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An instrument for evaluating change theories
Abstract:
An instrument for evaluating change theories
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:May 19 - 22, 1992
Author:Lutjens, Louette, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Grand Valley State University
Title:Associate Professor
The purpose of this report is to introduce the Tiffany/Lutjens

Planned Change Theory Evaluation Scale. Development and subsequent

use of a trustworthy instrument for evaluating change theories is

important because it alerts nurses to the fact that even some of

the most popular planned change theories are inappropriate to

nursing's needs. It also furnishes nurse change agents with a

means for choosing suitable change theories.



Zajc (1987) discovered 66 planned change theories in education

literature alone; she evaluated 47 of these. While preparing for

the evaluation process, she reviewed theory goodness criteria

presented by more than 20 change theorists. Some of Zajc's

criteria, combined with criteria from nursing and from other

informed sources, constitute the basis for the instrument described

here.



A criterion-referenced instrument was developed for the purpose of

determining to what extent a planned change theory meets

predetermined criteria of significance, agreement with nursing's

perspective, clarity and consistency, economy, generality,

practicality, and testability. These criteria form the basis of a

quantitative instrument composed of 31 evaluation questions to

determine a planned change theory's suitability for nursing

situations. The instrument consists of a five point summated

graphic rating scale with anchors of absent (0) to completely met

(4). Possible scores range from zero, for a totally unsuitable and

inappropriate theory for nursing to 124 for a totally suitable and

appropriate theory, both highly improbable extremes.



This quantitative instrument combines well with qualitative

evaluations of theory goodness and with change theorists' ratings

of their own theories. Three planned change theories have been

evaluated by nurses using the instrument. They have found it

useful and efficient. Psychometric evaluation of the instrument is

in progress. Nurse change agents could use this instrument in

making thorough evaluations of planned change theories borrowed

from other disciplines for applicability to the nursing milieu.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
19-May-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn instrument for evaluating change theoriesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154893-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An instrument for evaluating change theories</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">May 19 - 22, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lutjens, Louette, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Grand Valley State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this report is to introduce the Tiffany/Lutjens<br/><br/>Planned Change Theory Evaluation Scale. Development and subsequent<br/><br/>use of a trustworthy instrument for evaluating change theories is<br/><br/>important because it alerts nurses to the fact that even some of<br/><br/>the most popular planned change theories are inappropriate to<br/><br/>nursing's needs. It also furnishes nurse change agents with a<br/><br/>means for choosing suitable change theories.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Zajc (1987) discovered 66 planned change theories in education<br/><br/>literature alone; she evaluated 47 of these. While preparing for<br/><br/>the evaluation process, she reviewed theory goodness criteria<br/><br/>presented by more than 20 change theorists. Some of Zajc's<br/><br/>criteria, combined with criteria from nursing and from other<br/><br/>informed sources, constitute the basis for the instrument described<br/><br/>here.<br/><br/><br/><br/>A criterion-referenced instrument was developed for the purpose of<br/><br/>determining to what extent a planned change theory meets<br/><br/>predetermined criteria of significance, agreement with nursing's<br/><br/>perspective, clarity and consistency, economy, generality,<br/><br/>practicality, and testability. These criteria form the basis of a<br/><br/>quantitative instrument composed of 31 evaluation questions to<br/><br/>determine a planned change theory's suitability for nursing<br/><br/>situations. The instrument consists of a five point summated<br/><br/>graphic rating scale with anchors of absent (0) to completely met<br/><br/>(4). Possible scores range from zero, for a totally unsuitable and<br/><br/>inappropriate theory for nursing to 124 for a totally suitable and<br/><br/>appropriate theory, both highly improbable extremes.<br/><br/><br/><br/>This quantitative instrument combines well with qualitative<br/><br/>evaluations of theory goodness and with change theorists' ratings<br/><br/>of their own theories. Three planned change theories have been<br/><br/>evaluated by nurses using the instrument. They have found it<br/><br/>useful and efficient. Psychometric evaluation of the instrument is<br/><br/>in progress. Nurse change agents could use this instrument in<br/><br/>making thorough evaluations of planned change theories borrowed<br/><br/>from other disciplines for applicability to the nursing milieu.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:21:52Z-
dc.date.issued1992-05-19en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:21:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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