Journal article

Development, Validation and Initial Outcomes of a Questionnaire to Investigate the Views of Nurses Working in a Mental Health Setting Regarding a Cardiometabolic Health Nursing Role

Brenda Happell, Robert Stanton, Wendy Hoey, David Scott

Archives of Psychiatric Nursing | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2014


People with serious mental illness experience disparities in primary health care. One solution is a specialist nursing position responsible for the coordination of the primary care of people with serious mental illness. However the views of nurses regarding this proposed role are only beginning to emerge. This study reports the readability, factorability, internal consistency and responses from a questionnaire regarding the views of nurses working in a mental health setting regarding the proposed role. The questionnaire was determined to have adequate readability, and internal consistency. Nurses are positive towards the development of the role however the cost-effectiveness should be consid..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Health Services Initiative (AusHSI)

Funding Acknowledgements

Professor Brenda Happell, Dr. David Scott and Wendy Hoey received funding from the Australian Health Services Initiative (AusHSI)-grant no.: SG0005-000088. Professor Brenda Happell and Dr. David Scott received funding from the Office of Health and Medical Research Nursing and Midwifery Grants. Dr. David Scott received funding from CQUniversity under the Research Development Initiatives Seed Grant Scheme. We also acknowledge the support of the Doctors and staff at CQMHS, Queensland Health and the participants.