Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Dutch families importance in nursing care: nurses' attitudes scale based on the generalized partial credit model

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

The instrument called Families Importance in Nursing Care-Nurses' Attitudes (FINC-NA) is used to measure nurses' attitudes toward involving families in their nursing care. The aim of this study is to evaluate the FINC-NA scale in a population of Dutch nurses and add new psychometric information to existing knowledge about this instrument. Using a cross-sectional design, 1,211 nurses received an online application in 2015. Psychometric properties were based on polychoric correlations and the Generalized Partial Credit Model. A total of 597 (49%) nurses responded to the online application. Results confirmed a four-subscale structure. All response categories were utilized, although some ceiling effects occurred. Most items increase monotonically, and the majority of items discriminate well between different latent trait scores of nurses with some items providing more information than others. This study reports the psychometric properties of the Dutch language FINC-NA instrument. New insights into the construct and content of items enable the possibility of a more generic instrument that could be valid across several cultures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-562
JournalJournal of family nursing
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

Fingerprint

Nursing Care
Psychometrics
Nurses
Language
Population

Keywords

  • adults
  • cross-sectional studies
  • nursing
  • females
  • humans
  • males
  • middle aged
  • psychology
  • psychometrics
  • tTranslations

Cite this

@article{c87a9779e8a04480ac40fa3fffd3d9d4,
title = "Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Dutch families importance in nursing care: nurses' attitudes scale based on the generalized partial credit model",
abstract = "The instrument called Families Importance in Nursing Care-Nurses' Attitudes (FINC-NA) is used to measure nurses' attitudes toward involving families in their nursing care. The aim of this study is to evaluate the FINC-NA scale in a population of Dutch nurses and add new psychometric information to existing knowledge about this instrument. Using a cross-sectional design, 1,211 nurses received an online application in 2015. Psychometric properties were based on polychoric correlations and the Generalized Partial Credit Model. A total of 597 (49{\%}) nurses responded to the online application. Results confirmed a four-subscale structure. All response categories were utilized, although some ceiling effects occurred. Most items increase monotonically, and the majority of items discriminate well between different latent trait scores of nurses with some items providing more information than others. This study reports the psychometric properties of the Dutch language FINC-NA instrument. New insights into the construct and content of items enable the possibility of a more generic instrument that could be valid across several cultures.",
keywords = "adults, cross-sectional studies, nursing, females, humans, males, middle aged, psychology, psychometrics, tTranslations, verpleegkunde, familiebetrokkenheid",
author = "E.I. Hagedoorn and W. Paans and T. Jaarsma and J.C. Keers and {van der Schans}, C.P. and M.L. Luttik and W.P. Krijnen",
year = "2018",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1177/1074840718810551",
language = "English",
volume = "24",
pages = "538--562",
journal = "Journal of family nursing",
issn = "1074-8407",
publisher = "Sage Journals",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Dutch families importance in nursing care

T2 - nurses' attitudes scale based on the generalized partial credit model

AU - Hagedoorn, E.I.

AU - Paans, W.

AU - Jaarsma, T.

AU - Keers, J.C.

AU - van der Schans, C.P.

AU - Luttik, M.L.

AU - Krijnen, W.P.

PY - 2018/11

Y1 - 2018/11

N2 - The instrument called Families Importance in Nursing Care-Nurses' Attitudes (FINC-NA) is used to measure nurses' attitudes toward involving families in their nursing care. The aim of this study is to evaluate the FINC-NA scale in a population of Dutch nurses and add new psychometric information to existing knowledge about this instrument. Using a cross-sectional design, 1,211 nurses received an online application in 2015. Psychometric properties were based on polychoric correlations and the Generalized Partial Credit Model. A total of 597 (49%) nurses responded to the online application. Results confirmed a four-subscale structure. All response categories were utilized, although some ceiling effects occurred. Most items increase monotonically, and the majority of items discriminate well between different latent trait scores of nurses with some items providing more information than others. This study reports the psychometric properties of the Dutch language FINC-NA instrument. New insights into the construct and content of items enable the possibility of a more generic instrument that could be valid across several cultures.

AB - The instrument called Families Importance in Nursing Care-Nurses' Attitudes (FINC-NA) is used to measure nurses' attitudes toward involving families in their nursing care. The aim of this study is to evaluate the FINC-NA scale in a population of Dutch nurses and add new psychometric information to existing knowledge about this instrument. Using a cross-sectional design, 1,211 nurses received an online application in 2015. Psychometric properties were based on polychoric correlations and the Generalized Partial Credit Model. A total of 597 (49%) nurses responded to the online application. Results confirmed a four-subscale structure. All response categories were utilized, although some ceiling effects occurred. Most items increase monotonically, and the majority of items discriminate well between different latent trait scores of nurses with some items providing more information than others. This study reports the psychometric properties of the Dutch language FINC-NA instrument. New insights into the construct and content of items enable the possibility of a more generic instrument that could be valid across several cultures.

KW - adults

KW - cross-sectional studies

KW - nursing

KW - females

KW - humans

KW - males

KW - middle aged

KW - psychology

KW - psychometrics

KW - tTranslations

KW - verpleegkunde

KW - familiebetrokkenheid

U2 - 10.1177/1074840718810551

DO - 10.1177/1074840718810551

M3 - Article

C2 - 30929600

VL - 24

SP - 538

EP - 562

JO - Journal of family nursing

JF - Journal of family nursing

SN - 1074-8407

IS - 4

ER -