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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158553
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing and Testing an Instrument: Attitudes toward Patient Advocacy
Abstract:
Developing and Testing an Instrument: Attitudes toward Patient Advocacy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bu, Xiaoyan, DNS, RN, PNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of South Carolina
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 1800 LongCreek Dr., Apt. 4B, Columbia, SC, 29210, USA
Contact Telephone:(803) 777-3749
The nurse's patient advocacy role has been discussed increasingly during the last 30 years, but the nurse hasn't fully practiced this role in reality and research in the advocacy area is limited. In addition, there is a lack of instruments related to the nurse's patient advocacy role. The purpose of this study was to develop and test psychometric properties of the instrument of attitudes toward patient advocacy. The study was based on Fishbein and Ajzen's definition of attitude in their theory of reasoned action, the advocacy model proposed by Bu and Jezewski (2005), and classical measurement model.

Items were designed to measure three dimensions of the instrument: (1) attitudes toward safeguarding patients' autonomy, (2) attitudes toward acting on behalf of patients, and (3) attitudes toward championing social justice in the provision of health care. Content validity of the instrument was determined by the Content Validity Index based on consensus among the seven content experts. The Content Validity Index was 85% for the total instrument of attitudes toward patient advocacy, 83% for the subscales of attitudes toward safeguarding patients' autonomy and attitudes toward acting on behalf of patients, and 88% for the subscale of championing social justice. In addition, the instrument was revised again based on comments from the seven experts. After this revision, 74 items were included in the instrument. Then a survey study was conducted to test reliability of the instrument. The test-retest reliability coefficients of the instrument and its subscales were examined among 27 oncology nurses, ranging form .94 to .96. Cronbach's alpha coefficients of the instrument and its subscales were examined among 60 oncology nurses, ranging from .89 to .97. These results exhibited the instrument of attitudes toward patient advocacy possessed satisfactory psychometric properties and was appropriate to assess nurses' attitudes toward patient advocacy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping and Testing an Instrument: Attitudes toward Patient Advocacyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158553-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing and Testing an Instrument: Attitudes toward Patient Advocacy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bu, Xiaoyan, DNS, RN, PNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of South Carolina</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 1800 LongCreek Dr., Apt. 4B, Columbia, SC, 29210, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(803) 777-3749</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bu@gwm.sc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The nurse's patient advocacy role has been discussed increasingly during the last 30 years, but the nurse hasn't fully practiced this role in reality and research in the advocacy area is limited. In addition, there is a lack of instruments related to the nurse's patient advocacy role. The purpose of this study was to develop and test psychometric properties of the instrument of attitudes toward patient advocacy. The study was based on Fishbein and Ajzen's definition of attitude in their theory of reasoned action, the advocacy model proposed by Bu and Jezewski (2005), and classical measurement model. <br/><br/>Items were designed to measure three dimensions of the instrument: (1) attitudes toward safeguarding patients' autonomy, (2) attitudes toward acting on behalf of patients, and (3) attitudes toward championing social justice in the provision of health care. Content validity of the instrument was determined by the Content Validity Index based on consensus among the seven content experts. The Content Validity Index was 85% for the total instrument of attitudes toward patient advocacy, 83% for the subscales of attitudes toward safeguarding patients' autonomy and attitudes toward acting on behalf of patients, and 88% for the subscale of championing social justice. In addition, the instrument was revised again based on comments from the seven experts. After this revision, 74 items were included in the instrument. Then a survey study was conducted to test reliability of the instrument. The test-retest reliability coefficients of the instrument and its subscales were examined among 27 oncology nurses, ranging form .94 to .96. Cronbach's alpha coefficients of the instrument and its subscales were examined among 60 oncology nurses, ranging from .89 to .97. These results exhibited the instrument of attitudes toward patient advocacy possessed satisfactory psychometric properties and was appropriate to assess nurses' attitudes toward patient advocacy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:10:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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