Self-assessment of evidence-based practice and research knowledge tool: Psychometric analysis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308163
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-assessment of evidence-based practice and research knowledge tool: Psychometric analysis
Author(s):
Hagle, Mary; Tennies, Sherry A,; Millenbruch, Julie L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Mary Hagle, PhD, RN, WCC, mary.hagle@va.gov; Sherry A, Tennies, MSN-Ed, BSN, BBA, RN; Julie L. Millenbruch, PhD, RN, CRRN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Practice based on evidence and an understanding of research activities are expectations of professional nurses by national and international standards. Tools available to assess evidence-based practice (EBP) or research knowledge address one concept per tool, focus on beliefs or values, require payment, or are too long from a staff nurse perspective. Thus, a “Self-Assessment of Evidence-Based Practice and Research Knowledge” tool was developed for the clinical setting based on conceptualizations of EBP and research knowledge as well as content expectations from national standards and literature. Knowledge self-assessment items used a Likert scale of 0-3 indicating “none, some, moderate, or high” level of knowledge. From a sample of 154 RNs in one clinical setting, this study focused on the psychometric properties of the 21-item tool. Face and content validity were assessed by 10 nurses with doctoral, masters, and bachelor degrees using a structured evaluation form. The panel evaluated clarity and time to complete (5-15 minutes). Raw scores ranged from 0 to 3 for 20 of 21 items; overall, the highest mean was 2.52, the lowest was 0.86. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.96 for the total tool. Principal component factor analysis with varimax rotation resulted in two factors. This was determined by eigen values greater than one, scree plot, item loadings, and conceptual clarity. The factors were labeled EBP and research as expected.  Cut points were set at 0.5. It was hypothesized that a valid tool would demonstrate a significant relationship between education having research courses (BSN/graduate) and the research knowledge factor; this was supported (p=0.003). With internal reliability and validity, the psychometric properties warrant continued use and further study.  This is a clinically feasible tool for nurses to assess their knowledge of EBP and research based on the components of EBP and the steps of the research process.
Keywords:
research; instruments; evidence-based practice
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.titleSelf-assessment of evidence-based practice and research knowledge tool: Psychometric analysisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHagle, Maryen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTennies, Sherry A,en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMillenbruch, Julie L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsMary Hagle, PhD, RN, WCC, mary.hagle@va.gov; Sherry A, Tennies, MSN-Ed, BSN, BBA, RN; Julie L. Millenbruch, PhD, RN, CRRNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308163-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Practice based on evidence and an understanding of research activities are expectations of professional nurses by national and international standards. Tools available to assess evidence-based practice (EBP) or research knowledge address one concept per tool, focus on beliefs or values, require payment, or are too long from a staff nurse perspective. Thus, a “Self-Assessment of Evidence-Based Practice and Research Knowledge” tool was developed for the clinical setting based on conceptualizations of EBP and research knowledge as well as content expectations from national standards and literature. Knowledge self-assessment items used a Likert scale of 0-3 indicating “none, some, moderate, or high” level of knowledge. From a sample of 154 RNs in one clinical setting, this study focused on the psychometric properties of the 21-item tool. Face and content validity were assessed by 10 nurses with doctoral, masters, and bachelor degrees using a structured evaluation form. The panel evaluated clarity and time to complete (5-15 minutes). Raw scores ranged from 0 to 3 for 20 of 21 items; overall, the highest mean was 2.52, the lowest was 0.86. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.96 for the total tool. Principal component factor analysis with varimax rotation resulted in two factors. This was determined by eigen values greater than one, scree plot, item loadings, and conceptual clarity. The factors were labeled EBP and research as expected.  Cut points were set at 0.5. It was hypothesized that a valid tool would demonstrate a significant relationship between education having research courses (BSN/graduate) and the research knowledge factor; this was supported (p=0.003). With internal reliability and validity, the psychometric properties warrant continued use and further study.  This is a clinically feasible tool for nurses to assess their knowledge of EBP and research based on the components of EBP and the steps of the research process.en_GB
dc.subjectresearchen_GB
dc.subjectinstrumentsen_GB
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:43Z-
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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