Construction and validation of the quality of oncology nursing care scale (QONCS)

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Title:
Construction and validation of the quality of oncology nursing care scale (QONCS)
Author(s):
Charalambous, Andreas; Adamakidou, Theodoula
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Abstract:

Background

There is scarcity of questionnaires specifically on the quality of the nursing care provided to patients diagnosed with cancer. The available questionnaires have been developed without attributing a holistic approach to the care provided with important patient’s needs remaining without assessment. The main aim was to develop a self-administered cancer specific questionnaire exploring patients’ views on quality nursing care provided in oncology settings.

Methods

The development of the scale proceeded through three phases. As part of the first development phase areas of concern and items of interest were identified through a literature review. The second phase included a pilot study of the QONCS and a subsequent validation phase through a multicentre study in 3 hospitals, 4 departments and 418 patients diagnosed with cancer and receiving care as inpatients. The study was designed to select items, identify dimensions, measure reliability, content and construct validity.

Results

The QONCS consisted of 34 items. A factorial analysis grouped the items into five categories that define quality nursing care: a) Being supported and confirmed, b) Spiritual caring c) Sense of belonging, d) Being valued and e) Being respected. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.95 for the entire questionnaire. The factor solution explained 68.53% of the variance.

Conclusions

QONCS appears to measure with adequate reliability and validity the attributes of quality nursing care within the oncological settings and to patients with a variety of cancer diagnoses and at different phases of the cancer trajectory. The instrument is quick to disseminate and easy to complete, making it a suitable instrument for nursing professionals to evaluate patients’ self-perceived quality of nursing care as a mean to promote the quality of the care provided in oncological settings.

Keywords:
Validation; Quality nursing care; Cancer; Oncology setting
MeSH:
Quality of Nursing Care; Oncologic Nursing; Nursing Care; Instrument Construction; Instrument Validation; Scales; Patient Satisfaction
Repository Posting Date:
23-Feb-2015
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2014
Version of Published Work:
Publisher's Version
Citation:
Charalambous, A., & Adamakidou, T. (2014). Construction and validation of the quality of oncology nursing care scale (QONCS). BMC Nursing, 13(1), 1-19. doi:10.1186/s12912-014-0048-4. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/344992
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd.
Sponsors:
Cyprus University of Technology Open Access Author Fund
Description:
A. Charalambous was responsible for the conception and design of the study, interpretation of the data and drafted the manuscript. Theodoula Adamakidou was responsible for the acquisition of the data and critically revised the manuscript. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.; The authors wish to thank all the participants in this study. The authors would like to thank Mr. Lefkios Paikousis MSc (O.R) for editing the statistical aspects of the manuscript and Mrs Staphanie Robb MA (English Literature) for providing English language editing for the manuscript. The manuscript is supported by the Cyprus University of Technology Open Access Author Fund.
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This item appears and is indexed in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by way of the author’s decision to publish with BMC Nursing, an open access journal, under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. The license allows users to freely share and adapt the author’s material for any purpose, even commercially. Please refer to the attached license (the icon at the bottom of this entry) for further information and terms. All terms of the license have been followed. There are no changes in this article from the original posting. Neither STTI nor the Henderson Repository has any affiliation with BMC Nursing. Each shares only a mutual desire to distribute nursing research in an open access venue.

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dc.titleConstruction and validation of the quality of oncology nursing care scale (QONCS)en_US
dc.contributor.authorCharalambous, Andreas-
dc.contributor.authorAdamakidou, Theodoula-
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/344992-
dc.description.abstract<h4>Background</h4> <p>There is scarcity of questionnaires specifically on the quality of the nursing care provided to patients diagnosed with cancer. The available questionnaires have been developed without attributing a holistic approach to the care provided with important patient’s needs remaining without assessment. The main aim was to develop a self-administered cancer specific questionnaire exploring patients’ views on quality nursing care provided in oncology settings.</p> <h4>Methods</h4> <p>The development of the scale proceeded through three phases. As part of the first development phase areas of concern and items of interest were identified through a literature review. The second phase included a pilot study of the QONCS and a subsequent validation phase through a multicentre study in 3 hospitals, 4 departments and 418 patients diagnosed with cancer and receiving care as inpatients. The study was designed to select items, identify dimensions, measure reliability, content and construct validity.</p> <h4>Results</h4> <p>The QONCS consisted of 34 items. A factorial analysis grouped the items into five categories that define quality nursing care: a) Being supported and confirmed, b) Spiritual caring c) Sense of belonging, d) Being valued and e) Being respected. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.95 for the entire questionnaire. The factor solution explained 68.53% of the variance.</p> <h4>Conclusions</h4> <p>QONCS appears to measure with adequate reliability and validity the attributes of quality nursing care within the oncological settings and to patients with a variety of cancer diagnoses and at different phases of the cancer trajectory. The instrument is quick to disseminate and easy to complete, making it a suitable instrument for nursing professionals to evaluate patients’ self-perceived quality of nursing care as a mean to promote the quality of the care provided in oncological settings.</p>en
dc.subjectValidationen
dc.subjectQuality nursing careen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subjectOncology settingen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Nursing Careen
dc.subject.meshOncologic Nursingen
dc.subject.meshNursing Careen
dc.subject.meshInstrument Constructionen
dc.subject.meshInstrument Validationen
dc.subject.meshScalesen
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfactionen
dc.date.available2015-02-23T17:36:08Z-
dc.date.issued2014-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-23T17:36:08Z-
dc.type.versionPublisher's Versionen
dc.identifier.citationCharalambous, A., & Adamakidou, T. (2014). Construction and validation of the quality of oncology nursing care scale (QONCS). BMC Nursing, 13(1), 1-19. doi:10.1186/s12912-014-0048-4. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/344992en
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.en
dc.identifier.issn1472-6955-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12912-014-0048-4-
dc.description.sponsorshipCyprus University of Technology Open Access Author Funden
dc.identifier.citationCharalambous, A., & Adamakidou, T. (2014). Construction and validation of the quality of oncology nursing care scale (QONCS). BMC Nursing, 13(1), 1-19. doi:10.1186/s12912-014-0048-4. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/344992en
dc.descriptionA. Charalambous was responsible for the conception and design of the study, interpretation of the data and drafted the manuscript. Theodoula Adamakidou was responsible for the acquisition of the data and critically revised the manuscript. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.en
dc.descriptionThe authors wish to thank all the participants in this study. The authors would like to thank Mr. Lefkios Paikousis MSc (O.R) for editing the statistical aspects of the manuscript and Mrs Staphanie Robb MA (English Literature) for providing English language editing for the manuscript. The manuscript is supported by the Cyprus University of Technology Open Access Author Fund.en
dc.description.noteThis item appears and is indexed in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by way of the author’s decision to publish with BMC Nursing, an open access journal, under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. The license allows users to freely share and adapt the author’s material for any purpose, even commercially. Please refer to the attached license (the icon at the bottom of this entry) for further information and terms. All terms of the license have been followed. There are no changes in this article from the original posting. Neither STTI nor the Henderson Repository has any affiliation with BMC Nursing. Each shares only a mutual desire to distribute nursing research in an open access venue.-
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