Validation of the rotterdam MOVE2PC questionnaire for assessment of nurses' knowledge and opinions on palliative care

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  • Frederika E. Witkamp,

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    1. Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    • Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    • Nursing Researcher, Educator.
  • Lia van Zuylen,

    1. Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    • Medical Oncologist.
  • Carin C.D. van der Rijt,

    1. Department of Medical Oncology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    • Medical Oncologist, Professor.
  • Agnes van der Heide

    1. Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    • Researcher, Professor.

Correspondence to: F.E. (Erica) Witkamp

Abstract

The purpose of this study was the psychometric testing of a questionnaire to assess nurses' opinions, subjective norms, perceived difficulties, and knowledge related to palliative care. The 63-item MOVE2PC Questionnaire was tested among 219 nurses in groups differing in education and experience. The intra-rater agreement was moderate to good (к > .5κmax), and internal consistency was good (alpha = .77). Construct validity was demonstrated by between-groups differences in knowledge, opinions, and perceived difficulties. Responsiveness was shown by improved scores after an education program. Time of completion was 20 minutes, and 99% skipped at most five items, demonstrating feasibility. Findings support the usefulness of the instrument for assessing nurses' knowledge and views on palliative care. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36: 512–523, 2013.

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