Reliability and Validity of the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration for Nurse Practitioners

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan A. Letvak, Professor, Department Chair, & Undergraduate Programs Director (Creator)
Thomas McCoy, Statistician (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Background: The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration (JSATPNC) has been used to measure attitudes regarding nurse-physician collaboration. However, psychometric evaluation is lacking for the nurse practitioner (NP) population. Purpose: This study details a confirmatory approach in testing the factor analytic structure of the JSATPNC against previously reported structures. Methods: A Web survey invited 4,673 licensed NPs where 915 responded. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to assess factorial validity. Results: A previously proposed 3-factor model based had significantly better fit compared to a 1-factor structure (Dx2 5 165.3, Ddf 5 3, p , .0001). Cronbach's alpha for the 3 subscales were 0.61, 0.62, and 0.54. Reliability with all 15 items was .72. Conclusions: Three collaboration subscales could have use in measuring attitudes toward physician-NP collaboration.

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Journal of Nursing Measurement
Language: English
Date: 2013
collaboration, nurse practitioner, psychometric, reliability, validity

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