Development and psychometric assessment of the basic resuscitation skills self-efficacy scale

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Hernández-Padilla, J., Suthers, F., Fernández-Sola, C. and Granero-Molina, J. 2016. Development and psychometric assessment of the basic resuscitation skills self-efficacy scale. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 15 (3), pp. e10-e18. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515114562130
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TitleDevelopment and psychometric assessment of the basic resuscitation skills self-efficacy scale
AuthorsHernández-Padilla, J., Suthers, F., Fernández-Sola, C. and Granero-Molina, J.
Abstract

Background: Nurses are usually the first responders to an in-hospital cardiac arrest. As bystanders, nurses are expected to master some basic resuscitation skills. Self-efficacy levels are a key component in the acquisition of basic resuscitation skills.
Aim: To develop, test and validate a self-efficacy scale that accurately measures nursing students’ confidence levels in their capabilities when responding to a cardiac arrest.
Methods: This study enrolled a conveniently recruited sample of 768 nursing students from two different universities in Europe. The Basic Resuscitation Skills Self-Efficacy Scale (BRS-SES) was developed and its psychometrics established. Content validity, criterion validity, discriminant validity, and internal consistency were assessed. Performing item-analysis, principal component analysis and known group analysis evaluated construct validity.
Results: Principal component analysis revealed the three-subscale structure of the final 18-item BRS-SES. A Cronbach’s alpha of 0.96 for the overall measure demonstrated the internal consistency of the BRS-SES. Data also evidenced discriminant ability of the BRS-SES and known-group analysis showed its high sensitivity and specificity.
Conclusion: The BRS-SES showed good psychometric properties for measuring self-efficacy in basic resuscitation skills that nursing students, as future first responders to an in-hospital cardiac arrest, will be expected to master.
Implications for practice: The BRS-SES is a validated tool that could have a positive impact on the training of basic resuscitation skills and, therefore, on patients’ outcomes.

PublisherSage
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
ISSN1873-1953
Publication dates
Online24 Nov 2014
Print03 Apr 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Apr 2015
Accepted11 Nov 2014
Output statusPublished
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Attached full text is an author accepted manuscript version of an article published in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing; made available in this repository in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1474515114562130 by SAGE Publications Ltd.

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Published online before print November 24, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515114562130
LanguageEnglish
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