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Psychometric evaluation of the Swedish language Person-centred Climate Questionnaire - family version

Lindahl, Jeanette; Elmqvist, Carina; Thulesius, Hans LU and Edvardsson, David (2015) In Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences 29(4). p.859-864
Abstract
Background: In a holistic view of care, the family is important for the patient as well as for the staff and integration of family members in health care is a growing trend. Yet, family participation in the care is sparsely investigated and valid assessment instruments are needed. Setting: Data were collected from 200 family members participating in an intervention study at an emergency department (ED) in Sweden. Method: The Person-centred Climate Questionnaire Family (PCQ-F) is a measure for how family members perceive the psychosocial climate. PCQ-F is a self-report instrument that contains 17 items assessing safety, every-dayness and hospitality - three subscale dimensions that mirror the Swedish patient version of the questionnaire,... (More)
Background: In a holistic view of care, the family is important for the patient as well as for the staff and integration of family members in health care is a growing trend. Yet, family participation in the care is sparsely investigated and valid assessment instruments are needed. Setting: Data were collected from 200 family members participating in an intervention study at an emergency department (ED) in Sweden. Method: The Person-centred Climate Questionnaire Family (PCQ-F) is a measure for how family members perceive the psychosocial climate. PCQ-F is a self-report instrument that contains 17 items assessing safety, every-dayness and hospitality - three subscale dimensions that mirror the Swedish patient version of the questionnaire, the PCQ-P. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the PCQ-F in an ED context. Results: The psychometric properties of the PCQ-F were evaluated using statistical estimates of validity and reliability and showed high content validity and internal consistency. Cronbach's Alpha was >0.7 and item-total correlations were >0.3 and <0.7. Conclusion: In terms of psychometrics, the findings in this study indicate that the PCQ-F can be used with satisfactory validity and reliability to explore to what degree family members perceive ED settings as being person-centred, safe, welcoming and hospitable within an everyday and decorated physical environment. As the PCQ already exists in a valid and reliable patient (PCQ-P) and staff (PCQ-S) version, this new family member version is a significant addition to the literature as it enables further comparative studies of how diverse care settings are perceived by different stakeholders. (Less)
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climate, emergency department, family member, instrument development, nursing, person-centred care, psychometrics, questionnaire, Swedish, version
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Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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29
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4
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859 - 864
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1471-6712
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10.1111/scs.12198
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: In a holistic view of care, the family is important for the patient as well as for the staff and integration of family members in health care is a growing trend. Yet, family participation in the care is sparsely investigated and valid assessment instruments are needed. Setting: Data were collected from 200 family members participating in an intervention study at an emergency department (ED) in Sweden. Method: The Person-centred Climate Questionnaire Family (PCQ-F) is a measure for how family members perceive the psychosocial climate. PCQ-F is a self-report instrument that contains 17 items assessing safety, every-dayness and hospitality - three subscale dimensions that mirror the Swedish patient version of the questionnaire, the PCQ-P. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Swedish version of the PCQ-F in an ED context. Results: The psychometric properties of the PCQ-F were evaluated using statistical estimates of validity and reliability and showed high content validity and internal consistency. Cronbach's Alpha was &gt;0.7 and item-total correlations were &gt;0.3 and &lt;0.7. Conclusion: In terms of psychometrics, the findings in this study indicate that the PCQ-F can be used with satisfactory validity and reliability to explore to what degree family members perceive ED settings as being person-centred, safe, welcoming and hospitable within an everyday and decorated physical environment. As the PCQ already exists in a valid and reliable patient (PCQ-P) and staff (PCQ-S) version, this new family member version is a significant addition to the literature as it enables further comparative studies of how diverse care settings are perceived by different stakeholders.},
  author       = {Lindahl, Jeanette and Elmqvist, Carina and Thulesius, Hans and Edvardsson, David},
  issn         = {1471-6712},
  keyword      = {climate,emergency department,family member,instrument development,nursing,person-centred care,psychometrics,questionnaire,Swedish,version},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {859--864},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences},
  title        = {Psychometric evaluation of the Swedish language Person-centred Climate Questionnaire - family version},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/scs.12198},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2015},
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