Design and validation of an instrument to measure nursing research culture: The Nursing Research Questionnaire (NRQ)

Corchon, Silvia, Watson, Roger, Arantzamendi, Maria and Saracibar, Maribel (2010) Design and validation of an instrument to measure nursing research culture: The Nursing Research Questionnaire (NRQ). Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 1-2: 217-226. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03049.x

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Author Corchon, Silvia
Watson, Roger
Arantzamendi, Maria
Saracibar, Maribel
Title Design and validation of an instrument to measure nursing research culture: The Nursing Research Questionnaire (NRQ)
Journal name Journal of Clinical Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0962-1067
1365-2702
Publication date 2010-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03049.x
Volume 19
Issue 1-2
Start page 217
End page 226
Total pages 10
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
920210 Nursing
Formatted abstract
Aim. To describe the development of a self-administered questionnaire to study the nursing research culture in a Spanish hospital.
Background. There is urgent need to promote nursing research in Spain. To do this, it is imperative to understand the Spanish nursing research culture. As no valid Spanish instrument was available, a new instrument called the Nursing Research Questionnaire was developed.
Design. A survey and psychometric approach.
Methods. The development and testing of the instrument had three phases which included: identification of concepts and questions; pilot work of the first draft of the tool; and a survey and further test of the instrument.
Results. The new instrument was a self-administered questionnaire which contained 43 items divided into three main sections: nurses’ research capability; research related activity; and factors influencing research development. The pilot work and the
survey results indicated adequate content and face validity of the tool. The internal consistencies of the tool for the four subscales ranged from 0·25–0·93, and the intraclass correlation coefficients in three subscales were over 0·70.
Conclusions. This paper describes the development of a self-administered questionnaire to gather information about the nursing research culture in a Spanish hospital. After further refinement, its use will provide information that will contribute to the development of nursing research in Spain.
Relevance to clinical practice. The new instrument could be used to provide an understanding of the research culture among nurses in Spain, which will help to design targeted interventions to promote nursing research activity and improve the quality of nursing practice and patient care.  © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Keyword Factor analysis
Nurses
Nursing
Psychometrics
Research
Q-Index Code C1
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Additional Notes Article first published online: 17 DEC 2009

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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