Journal article

Measuring nursing competencies in the operating theatre: Instrument development and psychometric analysis using Item Response Theory

Patricia Nicholson, Patrick Griffin, Shelley Gillis, Margaret Wu, Trisha Dunning

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Concern about the process of identifying underlying competencies that contribute to effective nursing performance has been debated with a lack of consensus surrounding an approved measurement instrument for assessing clinical performance. Although a number of methodologies are noted in the development of competency-based assessment measures, these studies are not without criticism. RESEARCH AIM: The primary aim of the study was to develop and validate a Performance Based Scoring Rubric, which included both analytical and holistic scales. The aim included examining the validity and reliability of the rubric, which was designed to measure clinical competencies in the operating thea..

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