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The internal consistency and intra-rater reliability of an assessment practice grid for community nurses

Baulcomb, Sandra; Watson, Roger

Authors

Sandra Baulcomb



Abstract

The development of instruments to measure clinical competence in nursing shows little evidence of a systematic approach and studies of reliability and validity are absent. The present study was carried out using data on practice assessment collected in the course of a post-registration nursing programme. The data were analysed for internal consistency and intra-rater reliability. The instrument used to assess practice in the present study is highly internally consistent and there is evidence to support intra-rater reliability. However, further development and testing of the instrument is required.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2003-09
Print ISSN 1361-9004
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 3-4
Pages 168-170
APA6 Citation Baulcomb, S., & Watson, R. (2003). The internal consistency and intra-rater reliability of an assessment practice grid for community nurses. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 7(3-4), 168-170. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1361-9004%2803%2900095-5
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/s1361-9004%2803%2900095-5
Keywords General Nursing; General Medicine
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361900403000955?via%3Dihub
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