Journal article

Development and psychometric testing of nursing students' perceptions of clinical stressors scale: an instrument design study

Foozieh Rafati, Hamid Sharif Nia, Zohreh Khoshnood, Kelly-Ann Allen

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In clinical environments, nursing students experience a range of stressors that can affect their health, learning, and quality of patient care. This study aimed to develop a Nursing Students' Perceptions of Clinical Stressors Scale (NSPCSS) and to evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS: This exploratory, sequential mixed-method study was conducted in 2 phases. In the qualitative (item generation) phase, NSPCSS items were generated using the data collected from semi-structured interviews and a literature review. In the quantitative (psychometric evaluation) phase, face, content, construct, convergent, and discriminant validity and reliability of the scale were tested. To ev..

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