A Measurement Of Protective Nursing Advocacy

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Overview

Nursing advocacy for patients is

considered to be an important function of nursing

practice. The research surrounding nursing advocacy

is relatively new, with few psychometric instruments

developed to measure nursing advocacy. The purpose

of this study was to determine the psychometric

properties of the Protective Nursing Advocacy Scale

(PNAS) and provide measures to support validity.

The study design was a descriptive

correlational design using a randomly selected

sample of 419 medical-surgical registered nurses in

the State of Texas. The PNAS items were analyzed

using an exploratory factor analysis along with

other psychometric descriptions of the data.

The PNAS analysis resulted in the items

loading onto four significant and theoretically

connected components, subsequently referred to as

subscales. The overall reliability of the PNAS

demonstrated an acceptable level of reliability, as

did the four subscales.

Implications for nursing include using with

practicing nurses to improve their advocacy skills,

which may help improve patient outcomes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783639129823
  • Publisher: VDM Verlag
  • Publication date: 2/22/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 0.37 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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