Attitudes toward patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria: scale development and psychometric evaluation
2011 (English)In: Journal of Infection Prevention, ISSN 1757-1782, Vol. 12, no 5, 196-203 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There is a need for validated assessment tools for measuring attitudes towards patients with multid-rug-resistant bacteria. Such an assessment tool was developed and psychometrically evaluated in the present study. A literature review and discussions with experts and key informants were used to develop the questionnaire. To ensure item adequacy and interpretability, face validity and pre-tests were performed. Item validity, content validity and internal consistency reliability were evaluated in a non-random sample of 329 hemodialysis nurses. The psychometric properties were satisfactory, indicating good item validity. The content validity revealed three appropriate factors with good internal consistency reliability. The haemodialysis nurses′ knowledge about multidrug-resistant bacteria was not sufficient, and their intentional behaviour was unsatisfactory with respect to infection control precautions. The multidrug-resistant bacteria Attitude Questionnaire would be a valuable tool, in nursing practice and nursing education, in promoting quality improvements in patient safety with regard to healthcare associated infections.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 12, no 5, 196-203 p.
Attitudes of health personnel, hygiene, MRSA, nursing care, psychometrics
Infectious Medicine Nursing
Research subject Caring Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163713DOI: 10.1177/1757177411411122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-163713DiVA: diva2:464684