Establishing A Global EBP Tool to Measure Evidence-Based Practice Knowledge: Translating and Testing the French Version of EKAN

Jan M. Nick, Lisa Roberts, Farah Martine Adrien, Amy H. Wonder

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Abstract

Background and Purpose: Government and professional organizations around the world have issued a call for evidence-based practice (EBP), affecting nursing globally. This study aimed to establish a baseline measure of EBP knowledge in French-speaking, baccalaureate nursing students and test the psychometric performance of a newly translated instrument. Methods: For the cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study, 103 baccalaureate nursing students from Haiti were included in the analysis. Results: Rasch analysis showed strong evidence of validity (Weighted MS M = 984; Unweighted MS M = 1.01). Individual items showed item reliability (.94). The mean EBP knowledge score was 5.9 (SD = 1.93; Range = 2–10 points). Conclusions: This study provides initial psychometric evidence for an EBP knowledge measure that can be used as a catalyst for research in 29 French-speaking countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-381
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • curriculum assessment
  • EBP
  • global nursing
  • objective measurement
  • psychometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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