A Chinese-Version Nursing Practice Environment Scale: Preliminary Scale Development

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304350
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Chinese-Version Nursing Practice Environment Scale: Preliminary Scale Development
Author(s):
Chen, Yao-Mei; Chiang, Hsiu-Chu
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yao-Mei Chen, PhD, RN, ymchen@kmu.edu.tw; Hsiu-Chu Chiang, RN, MS;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

Nurse shortage becomes a great challenge among Taiwan's healthcare systems due to heavy workload, caused by complicate patient needs and cost containment from the national health insurance policies. Creating a positive work environment is thus one of the 10 strategic plans proclaimed by the Department of Health in Taiwan in 2012. The current instruments for measuring work environment maily based on the framework of magnetism; yet, lack of a native measurement limits the movement of facilitating positive work environment. The purposes of this study was to develop the Chinese version Nursing Practice Environment Scale (NPES).

Methods:

The study is a cross-sectional survey design. Using stratified sampling strategy, 500 registered nurses from a medical center in Southern Taiwan were invited and 488 participated in the survey, with a response rate of 97.6%. Survey questions adopted the content domains from the Essentials of Magnetism (EOM) and Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS). The scale development proceeded in several stages: (1) tanslation and back translation, (2) validation of both translated versions by content expert, (3) field surveys and data cleaning, (4) factor analyses for possible constructs.

Results:

The content experts validated both tanslation and backtanslation versions as 72% most likely or completely same. Only 7% questions were rated unlikely and were modified to ensure the meaning of the items. Factor analysis extracted ten factors from the variance matrix, including nurse manager support, cultural values, autonomy, RN-MD relationship, time for practice, professionalism , sufficient rewards, adequate staffing, support for competence, shared governance.

Conclusions:

The development of Chinese-version nursing practice environment scale in this study is a preliminary attempt. Further exploration should be focused on the construct domains of the scale, the applicablity and the validity of the measurement.

Keywords:
nursing practice environment; scale development; Chinese instrument
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Chinese-Version Nursing Practice Environment Scale: Preliminary Scale Developmenten
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yao-Meien
dc.contributor.authorChiang, Hsiu-Chuen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsYao-Mei Chen, PhD, RN, ymchen@kmu.edu.tw; Hsiu-Chu Chiang, RN, MS;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304350-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p>Purpose: <p>Nurse shortage becomes a great challenge among Taiwan's healthcare systems due to heavy workload, caused by complicate patient needs and cost containment from the national health insurance policies. Creating a positive work environment is thus one of the 10 strategic plans proclaimed by the Department of Health in Taiwan in 2012. The current instruments for measuring work environment maily based on the framework of magnetism; yet, lack of a native measurement limits the movement of facilitating positive work environment. The purposes of this study was to develop the Chinese version Nursing Practice Environment Scale (NPES). <p>Methods: <p>The study is a cross-sectional survey design. Using stratified sampling strategy, 500 registered nurses from a medical center in Southern Taiwan were invited and 488 participated in the survey, with a response rate of 97.6%. Survey questions adopted the content domains from the Essentials of Magnetism (EOM) and Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS). The scale development proceeded in several stages: (1) tanslation and back translation, (2) validation of both translated versions by content expert, (3) field surveys and data cleaning, (4) factor analyses for possible constructs. <p>Results: <p>The content experts validated both tanslation and backtanslation versions as 72% most likely or completely same. Only 7% questions were rated unlikely and were modified to ensure the meaning of the items. Factor analysis extracted ten factors from the variance matrix, including nurse manager support, cultural values, autonomy, RN-MD relationship, time for practice, professionalism , sufficient rewards, adequate staffing, support for competence, shared governance. <p>Conclusions: <p>The development of Chinese-version nursing practice environment scale in this study is a preliminary attempt. Further exploration should be focused on the construct domains of the scale, the applicablity and the validity of the measurement.en
dc.subjectnursing practice environmenten
dc.subjectscale developmenten
dc.subjectChinese instrumenten
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:02Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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