Development of the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS) with Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses

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Development of the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS) with Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses
Abstract:
Development of the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS) with Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Meiers, Sonja, PhD, MS, RN
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:SON, Wissink Hall 360, Mankato, MN, 56001, USA
Co-Authors:Patricia Short Tomlinson, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus; Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
The nurse caregiver in pediatric and neonatal critical care is in an ideal position to intervene with families to provide the kind of family care capable of reducing family stress. Effective educational and practice interventions to enhance family care can best be developed when nurse attitudes are known and measured. Yet, few instruments exist that attempt to assess nurse beliefs and attitudes regarding provision of family care. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine psychometric properties of a measure of nurses’ attitudes regarding provision of family care, the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS). Conceptual framework: Initial operationalization of the concept of family care was completed through a simultaneous concept analysis of caring, presence and nurturance within the nurse-family interaction context. Method: A 33-item, Likert rating scale was inductively developed from qualitative interviews with families in critical care. Subjects: Testing was conducted with a randomly-selected nationwide sample of pediatric and neonatal intensive care nurses (n=163). Results: Following item analysis, 9 items were deleted from the scale. Internal consistency reliability was estimated at .81 and split-half reliability was estimated at .79. An exploratory principal components factor analysis with varimax rotation provided a four factor structure of attitudes regarding family care accounting for 43.2 % of the variance. Evidence of convergent validity was demonstrated by significant (p<.01) positive correlations between the FNCBS and the Family Caring Scale (r=.57) and between the FNCBS and the Caring Behavior Inventory (r=.39) (p<.01). Conclusions: Psychometrically, the FNCBS represents a reliable and valid new measure of nurse attitudes regarding provision of family care with children in complex health care in institutional settings. The instrument demonstrates promise as a measure to test practice or educational interventions to enhance family care in pediatric settings and contribute to the science of family nursing.
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.titleDevelopment of the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS) with Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161340-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS) with Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Nurses </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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Meiers, Sonja, PhD, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, Wissink Hall 360, Mankato, MN, 56001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia Short Tomlinson, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus; Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, PhD, RN, Associate Professor </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The nurse caregiver in pediatric and neonatal critical care is in an ideal position to intervene with families to provide the kind of family care capable of reducing family stress. Effective educational and practice interventions to enhance family care can best be developed when nurse attitudes are known and measured. Yet, few instruments exist that attempt to assess nurse beliefs and attitudes regarding provision of family care. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine psychometric properties of a measure of nurses&rsquo; attitudes regarding provision of family care, the Family Nurse Caring Belief Scale (FNCBS). Conceptual framework: Initial operationalization of the concept of family care was completed through a simultaneous concept analysis of caring, presence and nurturance within the nurse-family interaction context. Method: A 33-item, Likert rating scale was inductively developed from qualitative interviews with families in critical care. Subjects: Testing was conducted with a randomly-selected nationwide sample of pediatric and neonatal intensive care nurses (n=163). Results: Following item analysis, 9 items were deleted from the scale. Internal consistency reliability was estimated at .81 and split-half reliability was estimated at .79. An exploratory principal components factor analysis with varimax rotation provided a four factor structure of attitudes regarding family care accounting for 43.2 % of the variance. Evidence of convergent validity was demonstrated by significant (p&lt;.01) positive correlations between the FNCBS and the Family Caring Scale (r=.57) and between the FNCBS and the Caring Behavior Inventory (r=.39) (p&lt;.01). Conclusions: Psychometrically, the FNCBS represents a reliable and valid new measure of nurse attitudes regarding provision of family care with children in complex health care in institutional settings. The instrument demonstrates promise as a measure to test practice or educational interventions to enhance family care in pediatric settings and contribute to the science of family nursing. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:19:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:19:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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