Development and Evaluation of the Simulation Learning Effectiveness Inventory

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335213
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Evaluation of the Simulation Learning Effectiveness Inventory
Author(s):
Chen, Shiah-Lian; Huang, Tsai-Wei; Liao, I-Chen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-At-Large
Author Details:
Shiah-Lian Chen, PhD, RN, shiah90@nutc.edu.tw; Tsai-Wei Huang, PhD, RN; I-Chen Liao, MSN, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: High fidelity simulators help nursing students learn complex patient care. Yet, reliable instruments measuring learning outcomes are scant. The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate psychometric properties of the Simulation Learning Effectiveness Inventory. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted. A purposive sample of 505 nursing students who had taken a simulation course was recruited from department of nursing of a university in central Taiwan. The study was conducted in two phases. In Phase I, question items were developed and the preliminary psychometric properties of the inventory were evaluated using exploratory factor analysis. Phase II was conducted to evaluate the reliability and validity of the finalized inventory using confirmatory factor analysis. Results: The results of both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis showed that the instrument contained seven factors, named course content, resource, clinical ability, debriefing, deep approach, confidence, and collaboration. In the exploratory factor analysis, the seven-factor solution with 34 items explained 71.25% of the total variance. However, two items were deleted because of fitting poorly to the data in confirmatory factor analysis. A further second-order analysis showed comparable fits (preparation, process, and outcome) between a three second-order factor and the seven first-order factors. Internal consistency was adequate with a Cronbach alpha ranging 0.82-0.91 and composite reliability ranging 0.80-0.91. Convergent and discriminant validities were also supported by confirmatory factor analysis. Conclusion: Simulation teaching is more helpful than traditional teaching methods in developing higher level practicing skills. The Simulation Learning Effectiveness Inventory is a reliable and valid instrument. The instrument is helpful in building the evidence-based knowledge of the effect of simulation teaching on students' learning outcomes.
Keywords:
Instrumentation; Simulation; Outcome evaluation
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST29
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleDevelopment and Evaluation of the Simulation Learning Effectiveness Inventoryen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Shiah-Lianen
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Tsai-Weien
dc.contributor.authorLiao, I-Chenen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-At-Largeen
dc.author.detailsShiah-Lian Chen, PhD, RN, shiah90@nutc.edu.tw; Tsai-Wei Huang, PhD, RN; I-Chen Liao, MSN, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335213-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: High fidelity simulators help nursing students learn complex patient care. Yet, reliable instruments measuring learning outcomes are scant. The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate psychometric properties of the Simulation Learning Effectiveness Inventory. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted. A purposive sample of 505 nursing students who had taken a simulation course was recruited from department of nursing of a university in central Taiwan. The study was conducted in two phases. In Phase I, question items were developed and the preliminary psychometric properties of the inventory were evaluated using exploratory factor analysis. Phase II was conducted to evaluate the reliability and validity of the finalized inventory using confirmatory factor analysis. Results: The results of both exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis showed that the instrument contained seven factors, named course content, resource, clinical ability, debriefing, deep approach, confidence, and collaboration. In the exploratory factor analysis, the seven-factor solution with 34 items explained 71.25% of the total variance. However, two items were deleted because of fitting poorly to the data in confirmatory factor analysis. A further second-order analysis showed comparable fits (preparation, process, and outcome) between a three second-order factor and the seven first-order factors. Internal consistency was adequate with a Cronbach alpha ranging 0.82-0.91 and composite reliability ranging 0.80-0.91. Convergent and discriminant validities were also supported by confirmatory factor analysis. Conclusion: Simulation teaching is more helpful than traditional teaching methods in developing higher level practicing skills. The Simulation Learning Effectiveness Inventory is a reliable and valid instrument. The instrument is helpful in building the evidence-based knowledge of the effect of simulation teaching on students' learning outcomes.en
dc.subjectInstrumentationen
dc.subjectSimulationen
dc.subjectOutcome evaluationen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:47:03Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:47:03Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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