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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160358
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Properties of the Relaxation Mastery Scale
Abstract:
Psychometric Properties of the Relaxation Mastery Scale
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Huang, Shih-Tzu, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Predoctoral Student
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
Contact Telephone:216-368-3067
Co-Authors:Xiaomei Cong, PhDc, RN, Project Director and Marion Good, PhD, FAAN
Relaxation and music have been tested for their effects in reducing
pain, but it was important to measure whether patients could use these
interventions correctly. The purpose was to report the development and
psychometric properties of the Relaxation Mastery Scale (RMS), a brief
observational scale, to measure patientsÆ skill in using relaxation or
sedative music tapes for pain management after surgery. The items were
determined by a literature review and indicated four observations to be
made as patients began relaxing to the tape and at the end: face relaxed,
grimace absent, respirations slow, and talking absent. Each was scored as
yes=1 or no=2, and scores could range from 4 to 8. Mastery was defined as
7. The first 238 abdominal surgery patients receiving relaxation and music
were included in this preliminary analysis. They were 48 plus or minus 12 years, 65%
female, 69% white, and 73% with some college. Patients listened to the
tape for 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon on the first two
postoperative days, and mastery was measured at the beginning and end.
Mastery scores ranged from 7.08 to 7.40 for pretest, and increased, 7.35
to 7.58 at posttest. Test-retest reliability was supported by significant
positive pre to posttest correlations over 20 minutes, r=.53 to .64, that
were stronger than the correlations at the same time points each day,
r=.32 to .42. Using paired t-tests, predictive validity was supported by
significant increases in mastery over 20 minutes of relaxation and music
on both days, p< .001, except on day 2 afternoon. This mastery scale has
initial reliability and validity and can be used by nurse researchers to
document correct use of relaxation and music tapes and to study the
relationships between mastery and reported pain and sleep. More
psychometric testing is needed.
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 Properties of the Relaxation Mastery Scaleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160358-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Properties of the Relaxation Mastery Scale</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huang, Shih-Tzu, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Predoctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">216-368-3067</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sxh110@po.cwru.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Xiaomei Cong, PhDc, RN, Project Director and Marion Good, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Relaxation and music have been tested for their effects in reducing <br/> pain, but it was important to measure whether patients could use these <br/> interventions correctly. The purpose was to report the development and <br/> psychometric properties of the Relaxation Mastery Scale (RMS), a brief <br/> observational scale, to measure patients&AElig; skill in using relaxation or <br/> sedative music tapes for pain management after surgery. The items were <br/> determined by a literature review and indicated four observations to be <br/> made as patients began relaxing to the tape and at the end: face relaxed, <br/> grimace absent, respirations slow, and talking absent. Each was scored as <br/> yes=1 or no=2, and scores could range from 4 to 8. Mastery was defined as <br/> 7. The first 238 abdominal surgery patients receiving relaxation and music <br/> were included in this preliminary analysis. They were 48 plus or minus 12 years, 65% <br/> female, 69% white, and 73% with some college. Patients listened to the <br/> tape for 20 minutes in the morning and afternoon on the first two <br/> postoperative days, and mastery was measured at the beginning and end. <br/> Mastery scores ranged from 7.08 to 7.40 for pretest, and increased, 7.35 <br/> to 7.58 at posttest. Test-retest reliability was supported by significant <br/> positive pre to posttest correlations over 20 minutes, r=.53 to .64, that <br/> were stronger than the correlations at the same time points each day, <br/> r=.32 to .42. Using paired t-tests, predictive validity was supported by <br/> significant increases in mastery over 20 minutes of relaxation and music <br/> on both days, p&lt; .001, except on day 2 afternoon. This mastery scale has <br/> initial reliability and validity and can be used by nurse researchers to <br/> document correct use of relaxation and music tapes and to study the <br/> relationships between mastery and reported pain and sleep. More <br/> psychometric testing is needed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:52:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:52:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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