Revision and Psychometric Properties of the Caring Assessment Tool

Joanne R. Duffy, Barbara B. Brewer, Michael T. Weaver

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Abstract

Evaluation of the Caring Assessment Tool (CAT) is essential for its use in the monitoring and ongoing improvement of patient-nurse relationships. This descriptive, prospective study evaluated the dimensionality and internal reliability of the instrument in a sample of hospitalized adults. In addition, reduction of items was achieved, lessening clinical and administrative burden. Data were collected from 1,111 patients in 12 U.S. hospitals in 4 geographically distinct regions. A single factor explained 73% of the variance in the construct and the number of items was reduced to 27. Internal consistency remained high (a =.97). Patient-nurse relationship data were collected safely and efficiently from hospitalized patients using a paper-and-pencil approach. The CAT holds promise for providing acute care registered nurses with the information they need to deliver reliable patient-centered care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-93
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Nursing Research
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

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Keywords

  • acute care setting
  • medical surgical
  • nursing actions

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  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Revision and Psychometric Properties of the Caring Assessment Tool. / Duffy, Joanne R.; Brewer, Barbara B.; Weaver, Michael T.

In: Clinical Nursing Research, Vol. 23, No. 1, 02.2014, p. 80-93.

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Duffy, Joanne R. ; Brewer, Barbara B. ; Weaver, Michael T. / Revision and Psychometric Properties of the Caring Assessment Tool. In: Clinical Nursing Research. 2014 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 80-93.
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