Measuring the Validity and Reliability of the Missed Nursing Care in Infection Prevention and Control Survey using Rasch analysis

Olga Riklikiene, Ian Blackman, Irmina Bendinskaite,, Julie Henderson, Eileen Willis

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Abstract

Aim
The aim was to translate and validate the Missed Nursing Care in Infection Prevention and Control Survey for its use in the Lithuanian context.

Methods
A convenience sample of 331 nurses was surveyed. The study instrument explored missed care in the context of infection prevention and control practices. Rasch analysis was undertaken using Winsteps® Rasch measurement computer program and the generalized item response modelling software.

Results
The Missed Nursing Care in Infection Prevention and Control Survey in the Lithuanian language demonstrated unidimensionality and provided evidence of item fit to the modified instrument. The reliability of both sub‐scales was 0.78 and 0.98, respectively. Differing consensus between the nurses based on their perceived frequencies and reasons of missed care was demonstrated.

Conclusions
The final Lithuanian version of the Missed Nursing Care in Infection Prevention and Control Survey consists of 29 items that assess type and frequency of missed care and 17 items that identify reasons for missed care.

Implications for Nursing Management
Unit managers will be able to use the modified scales to generate evidence as to the sources of missed infection control practices in their clinical areas and the rationale for the breaks in the hierarchy of mandatory infection prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Infection control
  • Lithuania
  • Missed nursing care
  • Nursing
  • Psychometrics
  • Rash analysis

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