Psychometric evaluation of the English language Person-centred Climate Questionnaire – staff version
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2009
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Journal of Nursing Management
Special Issue: This issue: Leading innovation and change Issue editors: Kristiina Hyrkäs and Kimberly Harvey
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 54–60, January 2010
How to Cite
EDVARDSSON, D., KOCH, S. and NAY, R. (2010), Psychometric evaluation of the English language Person-centred Climate Questionnaire – staff version. Journal of Nursing Management, 18: 54–60. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2009.01038.x
- Issue published online: 28 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2009
- Accepted for publication: 19 June 2009
- health care staff;
- person-centred care;
- scale development
edvardsson d., koch s. & nay r. (2010) Journal of Nursing Management 18, 54–60 Psychometric evaluation of the English language Person-centred Climate Questionnaire – staff version
Aim The present study aimed to evaluate psychometric properties of the English language Person-centred Climate Questionnaire – staff version (PCQ-S).
Background Person-centred care emphasizes the individual’s perspective in the care process. However, the concept is subject to some debate and few measurement tools exist.
Methods During 2 months in 2007, the Swedish PCQ-S was translated to English and distributed to a sample of Australian hospital staff (n = 52). Psychometric evaluation using statistical estimates of validity and reliability were performed.
Results The 14-item questionnaire showed high reliability as Cronbach’s alpha was satisfactory for the total scale (0.89), and for the four subscales: 0.87, 0.79, 0.82 and 0.69. Test–retest reliability were evaluated in a subsample of 40 staff and resulted in P-values >0.05 between mean scores of the PCQ-S at test and retest, r-values between 0.6 and 0.9, and a two-way mixed effects model, single measures intra-class correlations of 0.75 with a confidence interval of 0.58–0.86. Validity of the scale needs further evaluation.
Conclusions and implications for nursing management The English PCQ-S makes possible studies of associations between person-centredness and different organizational systems, environments, staff characteristics and health and managerial styles. However, scale validity needs further evaluation.