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A psychometric analysis of the Caring Assessment Tool version V

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Abstract


  • Aim

    The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure and construct validity of the Caring Assessment Tool version V (CAT‐V) for patients in Australian hospitals.

    Design

    Secondary analysis of CAT‐V surveys from the Australian Nursing Outcomes Collaborative (AUSNOC) data set was used. The CAT was originally developed in the United States of America.

    Methods

    The 27‐item CAT‐V was administered to patients prior to discharge from eight wards in three Australian hospitals in 2016. The psychometric properties of the CAT were evaluated using item analysis and exploratory factor analyses.

    Results

    Item analysis of surveys from 476 participants showed high levels of perceived caring behaviours and actions. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a two‐factor structure consisting of: Nurse–patient communication; and Feeling cared for. The CAT‐V is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring patients’ perceptions of the attitudes and actions of nurses in Australia.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Sim, J., Lapkin, S., Joyce, J., Gordon, R., Kobel, C. & Fernandez, R. (2019). A psychometric analysis of the Caring Assessment Tool version V. Nursing Open, 6 (3), 1038-1046.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85069775709

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1877&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/863

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1038

End Page


  • 1046

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Aim

    The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure and construct validity of the Caring Assessment Tool version V (CAT‐V) for patients in Australian hospitals.

    Design

    Secondary analysis of CAT‐V surveys from the Australian Nursing Outcomes Collaborative (AUSNOC) data set was used. The CAT was originally developed in the United States of America.

    Methods

    The 27‐item CAT‐V was administered to patients prior to discharge from eight wards in three Australian hospitals in 2016. The psychometric properties of the CAT were evaluated using item analysis and exploratory factor analyses.

    Results

    Item analysis of surveys from 476 participants showed high levels of perceived caring behaviours and actions. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a two‐factor structure consisting of: Nurse–patient communication; and Feeling cared for. The CAT‐V is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring patients’ perceptions of the attitudes and actions of nurses in Australia.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Sim, J., Lapkin, S., Joyce, J., Gordon, R., Kobel, C. & Fernandez, R. (2019). A psychometric analysis of the Caring Assessment Tool version V. Nursing Open, 6 (3), 1038-1046.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85069775709

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1877&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/863

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1038

End Page


  • 1046

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom