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Clinical learning environment, supervision and nurse teacher evaluation scale: psychometric evaluation of the Swedish version

Johansson, Unn-Britt; Kaila, Päivi; Ahlner-Elmqvist, Marianne LU ; Leksell, Janeth; Isoaho, Hannu and Saarikoski, Mikko (2010) In Journal of Advanced Nursing 66(9). p.2085-2093
Abstract
Aim. This article is a report of the development and psychometric testing of the

Swedish version of the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse

Teacher evaluation scale.

Background. To achieve quality assurance, collaboration between the healthcare

and nursing systems is a pre-requisite. Therefore, it is important to develop a tool

that can measure the quality of clinical education. The Clinical Learning Environment,

Supervision and Nurse Teacher evaluation scale is a previously validated

instrument, currently used in several universities across Europe. The instrument has

been suggested for use as part of quality assessment and evaluation of... (More)
Aim. This article is a report of the development and psychometric testing of the

Swedish version of the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse

Teacher evaluation scale.

Background. To achieve quality assurance, collaboration between the healthcare

and nursing systems is a pre-requisite. Therefore, it is important to develop a tool

that can measure the quality of clinical education. The Clinical Learning Environment,

Supervision and Nurse Teacher evaluation scale is a previously validated

instrument, currently used in several universities across Europe. The instrument has

been suggested for use as part of quality assessment and evaluation of nursing

education.

Methods. The scale was translated into Swedish from the English version. Data

were collected between March 2008 and May 2009 among nursing students from

three university colleges, with 324 students completing the questionnaire. Exploratory

factor analysis was performed on the 34-item scale to determine construct

validity and Cronbach’s alpha was used to measure the internal consistency.

Results. The five sub-dimensions identified in the original scale were replicated in

the exploratory factor analysis. The five factors had explanation percentages of

60Æ2%, which is deemed sufficient. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the total scale

was 0Æ95, and varied between 0Æ96 and 0Æ75 within the five sub-dimensions.

Conclusion. The Swedish version of Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision

and Nurse Teacher evaluation scale has satisfactory psychometric properties and

could be a useful quality instrument in nursing education. However, further

investigation is required to develop and evaluate the questionnaire. (Less)
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10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05370.x
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Swedish version of the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse<br/><br>
Teacher evaluation scale.<br/><br>
Background. To achieve quality assurance, collaboration between the healthcare<br/><br>
and nursing systems is a pre-requisite. Therefore, it is important to develop a tool<br/><br>
that can measure the quality of clinical education. The Clinical Learning Environment,<br/><br>
Supervision and Nurse Teacher evaluation scale is a previously validated<br/><br>
instrument, currently used in several universities across Europe. The instrument has<br/><br>
been suggested for use as part of quality assessment and evaluation of nursing<br/><br>
education.<br/><br>
Methods. The scale was translated into Swedish from the English version. Data<br/><br>
were collected between March 2008 and May 2009 among nursing students from<br/><br>
three university colleges, with 324 students completing the questionnaire. Exploratory<br/><br>
factor analysis was performed on the 34-item scale to determine construct<br/><br>
validity and Cronbach’s alpha was used to measure the internal consistency.<br/><br>
Results. The five sub-dimensions identified in the original scale were replicated in<br/><br>
the exploratory factor analysis. The five factors had explanation percentages of<br/><br>
60Æ2%, which is deemed sufficient. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the total scale<br/><br>
was 0Æ95, and varied between 0Æ96 and 0Æ75 within the five sub-dimensions.<br/><br>
Conclusion. The Swedish version of Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision<br/><br>
and Nurse Teacher evaluation scale has satisfactory psychometric properties and<br/><br>
could be a useful quality instrument in nursing education. However, further<br/><br>
investigation is required to develop and evaluate the questionnaire.},
  author       = {Johansson, Unn-Britt and Kaila, Päivi and Ahlner-Elmqvist, Marianne and Leksell, Janeth and Isoaho, Hannu and Saarikoski, Mikko},
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  title        = {Clinical learning environment, supervision and nurse teacher evaluation scale: psychometric evaluation of the Swedish version},
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