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Reliability and Validity of the Assessment Tool for Measuring Communication Skills in Nursing Simulation Education
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
  • Volume 28, Issue 1,  2016, pp.95-105
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Adult Nursing
  • DOI : 10.7475/kjan.2016.28.1.95
 Title & Authors
Reliability and Validity of the Assessment Tool for Measuring Communication Skills in Nursing Simulation Education
Yang, Hee Mo; Hwang, Seon Young;
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 Abstract
Purpose: This study was conducted to test whether Health Communication Assessment Tool (HCAT) developed by Campbell et al. in 2013 can be applied to assess Korean nursing students` communication skills in simulation education. Methods: The content validity of the Korean version of HCAT (K-HCAT) was evaluated through expert`s assessment and a principal component analysis was conducted for testing construct validity. The convergent validity was tested by measuring relationship between the K-HCAT and those of existing communication assessment tool for standardized patient instruction. The evaluation was done by surveying 154 senior students from four different nursing colleges. Results: The K-HCAT was condensed into 15 items from the original 22 HCAT items. Four factors were extracted from the principal component analysis; factor loadings ranged from .50 to .83; cumulative explained variance was 62.65%. Four factors were entitled as `relationship building`, `empowering`, `empathy/response`, and `education/feedback`. Cronbach`s for sub-dimensions ranged from .73 to .84. An evaluation of convergent validity showed that the scores of the K-HCAT were moderately correlated with those of an assessment tool for standardized patient instruction. Conclusion: The K-HCAT can be used as an effective tool for assessing nursing students` communication skills in various kinds of simulation educations Further research is needed to test the consistency of the K-HCAT.
 Keywords
Health communication;Reliability and validity;Statistical factor analysis;Patient simulation;Nursing education;
 Language
Korean
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