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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290999
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing Healthy Work Environment: A Rapid Assessment Tool
Author(s):
Hrabe, David P.; Stevens, Carol; Mays, Mary Z.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Upsilon
Author Details:
David P. Hrabe, PhD, RN, hrabe.1@osu.edu; Carol Stevens, PhD, RN; Mary Z. Mays, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Abstract:  A 12-item instrument based on the standards for a healthy work environment developed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses was used to assess nurses’ work environment during change projects in a large hospital system. The instrument was used in samples of direct care nurses, nurse managers, and administrators. Six items measured the individual’s contribution to the work environment and six measured co-workers’ perceived contributions. Each item was graded on a scale from ‘A = well above average’ to ‘F = failing’. Psychometric evaluation of the instrument demonstrated excellent reliability and validity in the context in which it was tested (Mays, Hrabe, & Stevens, 2011). However, qualitative analysis of the data indicated that the instrument could be modified to be applicable to a broader array of disciplines and settings. To do so would require (a) altering each item to focus on a single attribute, (b) simplifying the language to state the standards in inter-professional terms, and (c) lowering the reading level to make it more accessible to all workers. The second phase of this program of research is testing the effects of these changes on the feasibility, utility, reliability and validity of the instrument when used with nursing faculty, administrators and new graduates.
Keywords:
instrumentation; work environment assessment; nurse retention
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessing Healthy Work Environment: A Rapid Assessment Toolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHrabe, David P.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Carolen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMays, Mary Z.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Upsilonen_GB
dc.author.detailsDavid P. Hrabe, PhD, RN, hrabe.1@osu.edu; Carol Stevens, PhD, RN; Mary Z. Mays, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290999-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>Abstract:&nbsp; A 12-item instrument based on the standards for a healthy work environment developed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses was used to assess nurses&rsquo; work environment during change projects in a large hospital system. The instrument was used in samples of direct care nurses, nurse managers, and administrators. Six items measured the individual&rsquo;s contribution to the work environment and six measured co-workers&rsquo; perceived contributions. Each item was graded on a scale from &lsquo;A = well above average&rsquo; to &lsquo;F = failing&rsquo;. Psychometric evaluation of the instrument demonstrated excellent reliability and validity in the context in which it was tested (Mays, Hrabe, &amp; Stevens, 2011). However, qualitative analysis of the data indicated that the instrument could be modified to be applicable to a broader array of disciplines and settings. To do so would require (a) altering each item to focus on a single attribute, (b) simplifying the language to state the standards in inter-professional terms, and (c) lowering the reading level to make it more accessible to all workers. The second phase of this program of research is testing the effects of these changes on the feasibility, utility, reliability and validity of the instrument when used with nursing faculty, administrators and new graduates.en_GB
dc.subjectinstrumentationen_GB
dc.subjectwork environment assessmenten_GB
dc.subjectnurse retentionen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:25:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:25:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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