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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157315
Type:
Presentation
Title:
USING THE E-DELPHI (ONLINE) METHOD TO DEVELOP AN ASSESSMENT GRADING SYSTEM
Abstract:
USING THE E-DELPHI (ONLINE) METHOD TO DEVELOP AN ASSESSMENT GRADING SYSTEM
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Oertel, Thomas, DNP, RN, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:Grossmont College
Title:Professor
Contact Address:8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA, 92020-1799, USA
PURPOSES/AIMS: This research demonstrates that nursing researchers can use online surveys to conduct Delphi research. The e-Delphi method was used to develop a grading scale and steps in the administration of the heel-shin test.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: The heel-shin test, a common cerebellar test, may be a rapid clinical screening instrument for mobility safety and balance. However, there is no standard reference for the administration or scoring of the heel-shin test. Further research into the clinical application of the heel-shin test cannot proceed until a scoring system is developed. Tanner's Decision-Making Model was used as the conceptual basis.

METHODS: This research was conducted using the Delphi methodology and "snowball sampling" (network sampling). Two online surveys were used. Both online surveys contained short video clips of impaired and unimpaired subjects performing the heel-shin test. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds self-identified themselves as content experts based on the study's inclusion criteria and scored the video clips.
Result: A total of 50 healthcare professionals participated during the two online surveys. The content experts agreed on consensus statements for a scoring system and on verbal instructions for administering the heel-shin test. The diverse, interdisciplinary backgrounds of the content experts added to the study's validity. Lack of participation by physicians was a significant problem.
IMPLICATIONS: Consensus statements for the scoring and administration of the heel-shin test were successfully developed using web-based survey instruments. Use of the e-Delphi (online) survey methodology may greatly aid nursing researchers.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUSING THE E-DELPHI (ONLINE) METHOD TO DEVELOP AN ASSESSMENT GRADING SYSTEMen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157315-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">USING THE E-DELPHI (ONLINE) METHOD TO DEVELOP AN ASSESSMENT GRADING SYSTEM</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Oertel, Thomas, DNP, RN, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Grossmont College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA, 92020-1799, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tom.oertel@gcccd.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSES/AIMS: This research demonstrates that nursing researchers can use online surveys to conduct Delphi research. The e-Delphi method was used to develop a grading scale and steps in the administration of the heel-shin test. <br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND: The heel-shin test, a common cerebellar test, may be a rapid clinical screening instrument for mobility safety and balance. However, there is no standard reference for the administration or scoring of the heel-shin test. Further research into the clinical application of the heel-shin test cannot proceed until a scoring system is developed. Tanner's Decision-Making Model was used as the conceptual basis.<br/><br/>METHODS: This research was conducted using the Delphi methodology and &quot;snowball sampling&quot; (network sampling). Two online surveys were used. Both online surveys contained short video clips of impaired and unimpaired subjects performing the heel-shin test. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds self-identified themselves as content experts based on the study's inclusion criteria and scored the video clips. <br/>Result: A total of 50 healthcare professionals participated during the two online surveys. The content experts agreed on consensus statements for a scoring system and on verbal instructions for administering the heel-shin test. The diverse, interdisciplinary backgrounds of the content experts added to the study's validity. Lack of participation by physicians was a significant problem. <br/>IMPLICATIONS: Consensus statements for the scoring and administration of the heel-shin test were successfully developed using web-based survey instruments. Use of the e-Delphi (online) survey methodology may greatly aid nursing researchers. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:45:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:45:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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