Development, face validity and reliability testing of a survey instrument to explore the role of the Australian breast care nurse

Ahern, Tracey, Gardner, Anne, and Courtney, Mary (2016) Development, face validity and reliability testing of a survey instrument to explore the role of the Australian breast care nurse. Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 17 (1). pp. 26-31.

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Abstract

This paper reports the development of a survey instrument to explore the role of the breast care nurse (BCN) in the provision of information and support to Australian women with breast cancer, as well as the differences experienced by BCNs working in urban, rural and remote areas.

A comprehensive literature review and a panel of experts were used to inform the survey questions.

The instrument was developed in an online format and pilot tested by a group of BCNs before being issued to participants.

The final version of the Breast Care Nurse Survey consists of 59 items organised into three sections. The survey was completed by 50 BCNs. Cronbach's alpha for Section Three of the survey was 0.935, indicating strong internal reliability; however, further validation of this instrument is recommended.

This is the first national survey to collect data about the role of the BCN in Australia, specifically related to the provision of education, information and support and the perceived barriers to undertaking the role.

Item ID: 47493
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1441-2551
Funders: Australian Postgraduate Award
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 02:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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