Development and psychometric analysis of a nurses' attitudes and skills safety scale: Initial results

Gail E. Armstrong, Mary Dietrich, Linda Norman, Jane Barnsteiner, Lorraine Mion

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Abstract

Health care organizations have incorporated updated safety principles in the analysis of errors and in norms and standards. Yet no research exists that assesses bedside nurses' perceived skills or attitudes toward updated safety concepts. The aims of this study were to develop a scale assessing nurses' perceived skills and attitudes toward updated safety concepts, determine content validity, and examine internal consistency of the scale and subscales. Understanding nurses' perceived skills and attitudes about safety concepts can be used in targeting strategies to enhance their safety practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E3-E10
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Instrument development
  • Medical errors
  • Nurses
  • Patient safety
  • Skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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