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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156760
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing work analysis: Instrument development
Abstract:
Nursing work analysis: Instrument development
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Workman, Linda, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of CincinnatiCollege of Nursing & Health
Title:Assistant Professor & NSA Coordinator
This descriptive study developed the Nursing Work Survey Instrument

(NWSI) to measure two work categories - direct and indirect -

described by Charns and Schaefer. Direct work consisted of a

single scale, the indirect work consisted of four scales: a)

client related, b) non-client related, c) management, and d)

professional/career development. Items for the five scales were

developed using Abdellah's 21 nursing problems. Definitions for

each item were inclusive of all levels of professional and

technical nursing personnel. Definitions were derived from the

nursing literature, ANA standards of nursing practice and position

descriptions. Content validity was determined by a panel of

experts. Reliability was determined through a 30-day pilot test of

136 nursing personnel randomly selected across 30 nursing units

within an acute care setting. Factor analysis revealed 18 factors

among 49 of 51 items (two items were deleted because of zero

variances) and supported collapsing the five categories into three

which were subsequently renamed direct, indirect support, and

indirect management. Following these changes, Cronbach alpha

coefficients were direct (0.700), indirect support (0.425), and

indirect management (0.641). Considering the number of subjects

the reliability gives evidence of internal consistency. The NWSI

can be used to measure the work performed by professional and

technical nursing personnel in contemporary hospital settings and

thereby facilitate the differentiation and redesign of nursing

practice roles required for both maximizing available nursing

resources and ensuring the delivery of cost-effective, quality

patient care.



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

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing work analysis: Instrument developmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156760-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing work analysis: Instrument development</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">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Workman, Linda, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of CincinnatiCollege of Nursing &amp; Health</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor &amp; NSA Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linda.workman@uc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This descriptive study developed the Nursing Work Survey Instrument<br/><br/>(NWSI) to measure two work categories - direct and indirect -<br/><br/>described by Charns and Schaefer. Direct work consisted of a<br/><br/>single scale, the indirect work consisted of four scales: a)<br/><br/>client related, b) non-client related, c) management, and d)<br/><br/>professional/career development. Items for the five scales were<br/><br/>developed using Abdellah's 21 nursing problems. Definitions for<br/><br/>each item were inclusive of all levels of professional and<br/><br/>technical nursing personnel. Definitions were derived from the<br/><br/>nursing literature, ANA standards of nursing practice and position<br/><br/>descriptions. Content validity was determined by a panel of<br/><br/>experts. Reliability was determined through a 30-day pilot test of<br/><br/>136 nursing personnel randomly selected across 30 nursing units<br/><br/>within an acute care setting. Factor analysis revealed 18 factors<br/><br/>among 49 of 51 items (two items were deleted because of zero<br/><br/>variances) and supported collapsing the five categories into three<br/><br/>which were subsequently renamed direct, indirect support, and<br/><br/>indirect management. Following these changes, Cronbach alpha<br/><br/>coefficients were direct (0.700), indirect support (0.425), and<br/><br/>indirect management (0.641). Considering the number of subjects<br/><br/>the reliability gives evidence of internal consistency. The NWSI<br/><br/>can be used to measure the work performed by professional and<br/><br/>technical nursing personnel in contemporary hospital settings and<br/><br/>thereby facilitate the differentiation and redesign of nursing<br/><br/>practice roles required for both maximizing available nursing<br/><br/>resources and ensuring the delivery of cost-effective, quality<br/><br/>patient care.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:06:35Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:06:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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