THE NURSE COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE INSTRUMENT: STABILITY TESTING

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165110
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE NURSE COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE INSTRUMENT: STABILITY TESTING
Author(s):
Rojas-Cooley, M. Teresa; Rutledge, Dana N.; Grant, Marcia
Author Details:
M. Teresa Rojas-Cooley, RN, Research Specialist, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA, email: trojas-cooley@coh.org, Dana N. Rutledge, RN, PhD, California State University, Fullerton Department of Nursing, Fullerton, California; Marcia Grant, RN, DNSc, FAAN
Abstract:
Patients report high interest and/or use of CAM therapies, but for various reasons, hesitate discussing these treatments with healthcare providers. Registered Nurses, the largest and most trusted part of the healthcare team, are in the ideal situation to query patients about CAM. Unfortunately, due to lack of knowledge, nurses report great discomfort discussing CAM therapies with patients. Education, therefore, is needed to open CAM communication between nurses and patients. Before an educational curriculum can be implemented, a valid and reliable measure is needed to assess baseline educational needs of nurses; The Nurse Complementary and Alternative Medicine Knowledge & Attitude (Nr CAM K&A) Instrument was developed due to lack of such a measure. Face validity and internal consistency were demonstrated previously. This study reports reliability estimates of stability with specific survey items. To determine re-test reliability estimates of The Nr CAM K & A Instrument in a southwestern US sample of multi-specialty RNs. Psychometric theory. Design- paper and pencil survey. Sample/setting- nurses attending a conference on evidence-based practice at comprehensive cancer center in Southern California. Instrument- Nr CAM K & A. Procedure: On data collection day one and two, a verbal description of the study, a written invitation to participate, a demographic data sheet, and the CAM K&A instrument was provided. Returned surveys were matched by the participantsÆ initials and coded. Data analysis- Specific survey items from Nr CAM K & A were tested for reliability (stability) using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). A total of 18 nurses completed surveys on 2 consecutive days. Average participant was 43 years old, female, and Caucasian. Results were overall ICC score of .30 and individual item index ICCÆs .45 to .71. Previously, nurses were noted having poor knowledge about CAM, but highly interested in learning more. Results from this study indicate that when nurses ôguessö on knowledge-type questions, stability of responses may be poor. Survey items that evaluate knowledge will have a ôdo not knowö response added.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Sponsors:
Funding Sources: Project supported by the American Nurses Foundation/Dorothy Reilly Scholar. Funding dates 2005-2006.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE NURSE COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE INSTRUMENT: STABILITY TESTINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRojas-Cooley, M. Teresaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRutledge, Dana N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Marciaen_US
dc.author.detailsM. Teresa Rojas-Cooley, RN, Research Specialist, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA, email: trojas-cooley@coh.org, Dana N. Rutledge, RN, PhD, California State University, Fullerton Department of Nursing, Fullerton, California; Marcia Grant, RN, DNSc, FAANen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165110-
dc.description.abstractPatients report high interest and/or use of CAM therapies, but for various reasons, hesitate discussing these treatments with healthcare providers. Registered Nurses, the largest and most trusted part of the healthcare team, are in the ideal situation to query patients about CAM. Unfortunately, due to lack of knowledge, nurses report great discomfort discussing CAM therapies with patients. Education, therefore, is needed to open CAM communication between nurses and patients. Before an educational curriculum can be implemented, a valid and reliable measure is needed to assess baseline educational needs of nurses; The Nurse Complementary and Alternative Medicine Knowledge & Attitude (Nr CAM K&A) Instrument was developed due to lack of such a measure. Face validity and internal consistency were demonstrated previously. This study reports reliability estimates of stability with specific survey items. To determine re-test reliability estimates of The Nr CAM K & A Instrument in a southwestern US sample of multi-specialty RNs. Psychometric theory. Design- paper and pencil survey. Sample/setting- nurses attending a conference on evidence-based practice at comprehensive cancer center in Southern California. Instrument- Nr CAM K & A. Procedure: On data collection day one and two, a verbal description of the study, a written invitation to participate, a demographic data sheet, and the CAM K&A instrument was provided. Returned surveys were matched by the participantsÆ initials and coded. Data analysis- Specific survey items from Nr CAM K & A were tested for reliability (stability) using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). A total of 18 nurses completed surveys on 2 consecutive days. Average participant was 43 years old, female, and Caucasian. Results were overall ICC score of .30 and individual item index ICCÆs .45 to .71. Previously, nurses were noted having poor knowledge about CAM, but highly interested in learning more. Results from this study indicate that when nurses ôguessö on knowledge-type questions, stability of responses may be poor. Survey items that evaluate knowledge will have a ôdo not knowö response added.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:42Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding Sources: Project supported by the American Nurses Foundation/Dorothy Reilly Scholar. Funding dates 2005-2006.-
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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