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Psychometric evaluation of the Norwegian version of the Person-centred Care Assessment Tool
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Nursing Practice, ISSN 1322-7114, E-ISSN 1440-172X, Vol. 18, no 1, 99-105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Person-centred Care Assessment Tool (P-CAT) was developed as a self-reporting assessment scale for staff ratings of the person-centredness of their nursing practice.

This study investigates the psychometric properties of P-CAT in a sample of staff working in residential units for older people.

Descriptive characteristics were calculated for each item and an independent-sample t-test was used to compare ratings from different groups. Internal consistency and reliability were examined using the Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Exploratory factor analysis was used to evaluate construct validity. Test-retest reliability was examined by means of intra-class correlation and the Pearson correlation coefficient.

The mean score of P-CAT was 45.3 (standard deviation 7.8). Cronbach's alpha was 0.83. The factor analysis resulted in a two-component solution organizing the items into two subscales. There were significant differences between ordinary care units and special-care units and between various occupational groups, indicating a discriminating ability of the tool.

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Malden, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Vol. 18, no 1, 99-105 p.
Keyword [en]
dementia, person-centred care, questionnaires, reliability, validity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52169DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2011.01998.xISI: 000299205100015OAI: diva2:505083
Available from: 2012-02-23 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-23Bibliographically approved

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