Associate Professor of Nursing.
Measuring satisfaction with nursing care among hospitalized patients: Refinement of a Spanish version†
Article first published online: 9 JUL 2008
Copyright © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 31–37, February 2009
How to Cite
Lange, J. W. and Yellen, E. (2009), Measuring satisfaction with nursing care among hospitalized patients: Refinement of a Spanish version. Res. Nurs. Health, 32: 31–37. doi: 10.1002/nur.20295
This project was funded by the Mu Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. We would like to thank Catherine Hosterman and Christine Martin for their work during the pilot phase of this project, and Rosa Bortella, Daniel Durso, Wilfredo Erba, Jeannette Lopez, and Melissa Raphael for editorial assistance.
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 9 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 MAY 2008
- patient satisfaction;
- instrument translation;
This study was designed to improve the psychometrics of English and Spanish measures of hospitalized patients' satisfaction with nursing care. One hundred Spanish-speaking participants in the northeastern and southwestern United States completed a new 20-item Spanish version; 64 of the same participants also completed the English version. Correlations between item pairs (p < .001, r = .56–.96) and total scores of both versions (r = .92, p < .01), and similar factor structures support equivalence of the two versions. Evidence for construct validity is also presented. Results surpass standards for new instruments and support the utility of this much needed, bilingual measure of inpatient satisfaction with nursing care. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 32:31–37, 2009