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dc.contributor.authorLong, Debbie A
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Marion L
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Jeanine
dc.contributor.authorRickard, Claire M
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T01:31:00Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T01:31:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-05-22T22:16:19Z
dc.identifier.issn0309-2402
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jan.12241
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55861
dc.description.abstractAim. To develop and psychometrically test the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit- Nursing Knowledge and Skills Test - a multiple-choice test for measuring the key nursing knowledge and skills required for safe, competent practice. Background. Intensive care graduate nurse residency or orientation programmes are key strategies in the development of safe and competent practitioners. Essential to these programmes is an evaluation of knowledge and skills. Multiplechoice examinations provide a valuable way of evaluating broad knowledge and skills; however, there has been limited work in this area to date. Design. Psychometric evaluation. Methods. The instrument was administered to 79 nurses from four paediatric intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand over 18 months between 2008-2010. Internal consistency using Kuder-Richardson 20, item analysis and construct validity using the 'known groups' technique were explored. Results. Kuder-Richardson 20 reliability estimate for the 109-item test was 0 85. Instrument scores were significantly higher amongst nurses with postgraduate education and more years of paediatric intensive care experience. Item difficulty indices ranged from 0 08 to 1, with a mean item difficulty of 0 66. Item discrimination ranged from 0 2-0 8. Conclusion. Testing of the instrument demonstrated encouraging psychometric properties. With additional refinement, this tool could provide educators and managers with an instrument to assist in the assessment of knowledge and skill acquisition. The instrument requires further testing in different samples of paediatric intensive care nurses to enable validation in other settings and crosscultural comparisons.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom698
dc.relation.ispartofpageto708
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleAssessing core outcomes in graduates: Psychometric evaluation of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit - Nursing Knowledge and Skills Test
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Blackwell Publishing. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Assessing core outcomes in graduates: Psychometric evaluation of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit – Nursing Knowledge and Skills Tes, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 70, Issue 3, pages 698–708, 2014, which has been published in final form at dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.12241.
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorMitchell, Marion L.
gro.griffith.authorRickard, Claire
gro.griffith.authorYoung, Jeanine
gro.griffith.authorLong, Debbie A.


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