Measuring Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of the Safe Handling of the Morbidly Obese Patient: Instrument Development and Psychometric Testing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307928
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of the Safe Handling of the Morbidly Obese Patient: Instrument Development and Psychometric Testing
Author(s):
Bejciy-Spring, Susan M.; Chucta, Sheila M.; Chipps, Esther M.; Gatens, Cindy; Newton, Cheryl L; Morgan, Sally W.; Zadvinskis, Inga M
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Susan M. Bejciy-Spring, MS, RN, susan.bejciy-spring@osumc.edu; Sheila M. Chucta, RN, MS, CCRN; Esther M. Chipps, PhD, RN; Cindy Gatens, MN, RN, CRRN; Cheryl L Newton, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN; Sally W. Morgan, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Inga M Zadvinskis, MSN, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background

According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity is one of the most prevalent health problems in the United States.  Nurses in nearly all clinical specialties can expect to provide care to an increasing number of bariatric patients.  Nursing is considered one of the principal occupations for musculoskeletal work-related injuries, with the main cause of these injuries attributed to patient handling activities.  Unfortunately, significant injuries to nursing staff continue to occur despite implementation of safe patient handling programs and advances in equipment.  Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes regarding patient handling, specifically safe handling of those with morbid obesity, have been identified as key and potentially modifiable factors in the consistent implementation of safe patient handling practices. 

Purpose

To date, there is no single instrument available to measure nurses’ attitudes and beliefs toward the patient with morbid obesity and the practices of patient handling.  The specific aims of this IRB-approved study are to:  1) develop and assess the psychometric properties of an instrument to measure attitudes and knowledge of nurses related to the care and safe handling of the morbidly obese patient and 2) assess the sensitivity of the newly developed instrument within a computer-based learning program for detecting changes in outcomes over time.

Methods

The instrument development process includes: 1) defining the construct and content domains, 2) assessing content validity through expert review of instrument items, 3) pilot testing to determine test-retest reliability, 4) refining the instrument through cognitive interviewing, and 5) conducting exploratory factor analysis to determine construct validity.  Steps 1-4 of the instrument development process have been completed and will be described in this poster presentation.

Implications

Using a well-developed instrument, our knowledge regarding the best approach to educate nurses and influence attitudes, perceptions, and intentions about the safe handling of patients with morbid obesity will be enhanced.

Keywords:
Nurse attitudes; Instrument development; Safe patient handling
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of the Safe Handling of the Morbidly Obese Patient: Instrument Development and Psychometric Testingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBejciy-Spring, Susan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorChucta, Sheila M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorChipps, Esther M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGatens, Cindyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Cheryl Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Sally W.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorZadvinskis, Inga Men_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSusan M. Bejciy-Spring, MS, RN, susan.bejciy-spring@osumc.edu; Sheila M. Chucta, RN, MS, CCRN; Esther M. Chipps, PhD, RN; Cindy Gatens, MN, RN, CRRN; Cheryl L Newton, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN; Sally W. Morgan, RN, MSN, ANP-BC; Inga M Zadvinskis, MSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307928-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Background</b><p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity is one of the most prevalent health problems in the United States.  Nurses in nearly all clinical specialties can expect to provide care to an increasing number of bariatric patients.  Nursing is considered one of the principal occupations for musculoskeletal work-related injuries, with the main cause of these injuries attributed to patient handling activities.  Unfortunately, significant injuries to nursing staff continue to occur despite implementation of safe patient handling programs and advances in equipment.  Nurses’ knowledge and attitudes regarding patient handling, specifically safe handling of those with morbid obesity, have been identified as key and potentially modifiable factors in the consistent implementation of safe patient handling practices.  <p><b>Purpose</b><p>To date, there is no single instrument available to measure nurses’ attitudes and beliefs toward the patient with morbid obesity and the practices of patient handling.  The specific aims of this IRB-approved study are to:  1) develop and assess the psychometric properties of an instrument to measure attitudes and knowledge of nurses related to the care and safe handling of the morbidly obese patient and 2) assess the sensitivity of the newly developed instrument within a computer-based learning program for detecting changes in outcomes over time. <p><b>Methods</b><p>The instrument development process includes: 1) defining the construct and content domains, 2) assessing content validity through expert review of instrument items, 3) pilot testing to determine test-retest reliability, 4) refining the instrument through cognitive interviewing, and 5) conducting exploratory factor analysis to determine construct validity.  Steps 1-4 of the instrument development process have been completed and will be described in this poster presentation. <p><b>Implications</b><p>Using a well-developed instrument, our knowledge regarding the best approach to educate nurses and influence attitudes, perceptions, and intentions about the safe handling of patients with morbid obesity will be enhanced.en_GB
dc.subjectNurse attitudesen_GB
dc.subjectInstrument developmenten_GB
dc.subjectSafe patient handlingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:15Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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