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Development and testing of a patient-centred care competency scale for hospital nurses
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2013
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 43–51, February 2015
How to Cite
Hwang, J.-I. (2015), Development and testing of a patient-centred care competency scale for hospital nurses. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21: 43–51. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12220
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2015
- Article first published online: 13 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: APR 2013
- National Research Foundation of Korea
- Korean Government. Grant Number: NRF-2009-327-H00039
- patient-centred care;
This study aimed to develop and test the psychometric soundness of a patient-centred care competency (PCC) scale for hospital nurses. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted among 594 nurses in two teaching hospitals (response rate 99.5%). Reliability and validity analyses were performed. The PCC scale consisted of 17 items divided into four subscales: respecting patients' perspectives (6 items), promoting patient involvement in care processes (5 items), providing for patient comfort (3 items) and advocating for patients (3 items). The Cronbach's alpha coefficient of the entire scale was 0.92, and those for the subscales were 0.85, 0.81, 0.84 and 0.80, respectively. Multitrait scaling analysis indicated that the four subscales had satisfactory convergent and discriminant validity. Significant correlations were found between total PCC scores and overall self-ratings of patient-centred care performance (r = 0.60, P < 0.001). The PCC scale was therefore determined to be a highly valid and reliable tool.