Development of an instrument to measure collaboration and satisfaction about care decisions

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The psychometric assessment of a new instrument for measurement of the construct of nurse‐physician collaboration in making specific patient care decisions, Collaboration and Satisfaction About Care Decisions (CSACD), is reported Content validity for the tool was supported by literature review, nurse and physician experts, and potential subjects In a pilot study 58 neonatal intensive care nurses’and resident physicians’responses showed variance, alpha reliability of the collaboration questions was 0 95 Construct validity of the collaboration questions was supported by finding expected correlational patterns and by factor analysis revealing a single factor that explained 75% of the variance in collaboration Further psychometric testing of the instrument is proposed, particularly in the context of substantive studies that would allow investigation of its association with patient outcomes

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of advanced nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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