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dc.contributor.authorJ. Carney, Debbieen_US
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurmeister, Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:30:36Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:30:36Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-09T03:07:03Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/31662
dc.description.abstractThe ability to quantify improvements in care in response to practice improvement initiatives is dependent on an effective measurement instrument. We sought to develop and test the Quality in Intensive Care Patient Care Scale (QICPaCS) that was formed through the combination of the Quality Patient Care Scale, the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Competency Standards and the Critical Care Family Needs Inventory. This two-phase study assessed the content validity, inter-rater reliability and construct validity of the QICPaCS in an Australian Intensive Care Unit (ICU). An expert panel of nine critical care nurses assessed content validity by rating each domain and item for relevance, clarity and representativeness. Three experienced critical care nurses observed 100 episodes of care in a tertiary referral ICU. Inter-rater reliability was assessed through dual measurement of 20 episodes of care. Construct validity was assessed using exploratory factor analysis, with alpha reliabilities determined for each factor. Content validity was rated high with an average agreement of 97% for relevance, 97% for clarity and 94% for representativeness. Inter-rater reliability was high (kappa 0.82). A three factor model incorporating ten items explained >60% of the variance in quality of care provided. Factors included informed nursing care, moral and ethical care and communication. The content validity and inter-rater reliability of the QICPaCS were demonstrated to be high in this study. Although this exploratory model is parsimonious, given that only ten items contributed to measurement of quality of care, further investigation to identify more complete description of the construct is necessary.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAsia Pacific Critical Care 2008 Congressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAustralian Critical Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2008-10-30en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2008-11-02en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSydneyen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleAdaption and validation of the quality in Intensive Care Patient Care Scale (QICPaCS)en_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.date.issued2009
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