Psychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument Among Nurse Practitioners

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158984
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument Among Nurse Practitioners
Abstract:
Psychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument Among Nurse Practitioners
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Schim, Stephanie, PhD, APRN-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Contact Address:Family, Community, & Mental Health - 240 Cohn Building, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:R.A. Benkert, Family, Community, & Mental Health, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and A.Z. Doorenbos, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The relevance of health care provider cultural competency to the achievement of goals for reduction in extant health disparities has been clearly articulated; however, there have been deficits with regard to cultural competency measurement. The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the cultural competence assessment (CCA) instrument among Nurse Practitioners. A national random sample of 2000 Nurse Practitioners were sent a survey, which included the CCA. 1000 surveys went to males and ethnic minority NPs and the remaining 1000 were distributed by geographic region to ensure representation. Five-hundred and seventy-five surveys were returned. The mean age of respondents was 47 years (SD = 20.5), 55% (n = 317) were male, and 45% (n = 253) were non-white. The CCA had internal consistency reliability .88 overall. Construct validity was supported by Principal axis factor analysis which showed five factors explaining 56% of the variance, which had item loadings above 0.40 and Eigen values over 1. Two factors represented items from the cultural competence awareness and sensitivity subscale. The remaining three factors represented cultural competence behavior items. Six items related to cultural assessment behaviors, five items related to removing barriers to providing culturally competent care, and two items related to documenting cultural assessments and interventions. Finding of this study support the psychometric strength of the CCA in measuring nurse practitioner cultural competence. Knowledge gained will be useful for developing future research studies and specific cultural competence intervention approaches which may decrease health disparities.
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.titlePsychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument Among Nurse Practitionersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158984-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument Among Nurse Practitioners</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schim, Stephanie, PhD, APRN-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Family, Community, &amp; Mental Health - 240 Cohn Building, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">s.schim@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">R.A. Benkert, Family, Community, &amp; Mental Health, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and A.Z. Doorenbos, Biobehavioral Nursing &amp; Health Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, WA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The relevance of health care provider cultural competency to the achievement of goals for reduction in extant health disparities has been clearly articulated; however, there have been deficits with regard to cultural competency measurement. The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the cultural competence assessment (CCA) instrument among Nurse Practitioners. A national random sample of 2000 Nurse Practitioners were sent a survey, which included the CCA. 1000 surveys went to males and ethnic minority NPs and the remaining 1000 were distributed by geographic region to ensure representation. Five-hundred and seventy-five surveys were returned. The mean age of respondents was 47 years (SD = 20.5), 55% (n = 317) were male, and 45% (n = 253) were non-white. The CCA had internal consistency reliability .88 overall. Construct validity was supported by Principal axis factor analysis which showed five factors explaining 56% of the variance, which had item loadings above 0.40 and Eigen values over 1. Two factors represented items from the cultural competence awareness and sensitivity subscale. The remaining three factors represented cultural competence behavior items. Six items related to cultural assessment behaviors, five items related to removing barriers to providing culturally competent care, and two items related to documenting cultural assessments and interventions. Finding of this study support the psychometric strength of the CCA in measuring nurse practitioner cultural competence. Knowledge gained will be useful for developing future research studies and specific cultural competence intervention approaches which may decrease health disparities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:35:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:35:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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