Multidimensional Analysis of the Arabic Version of the Actual Scope of Nursing Practice Scale
Background and purpose: Data were analyzed from a national convenience sample of 3,000 bedside nurses in Lebanon to evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the first Arabic version of the Actual Scope of Nursing Practice (A-ASCOP) questionnaire. Methods: The method used in this study was application of the partial credit model using the multidimensional random coefficients multinomial logit model. Results: A-ASCOP subscales (r = .81-.94) and levels of item complexity (r = .95-.98) were highly correlated. Conclusions: As a 26-item scale, the A-ASCOP has high internal consistency (Cronbach's α = 0.93). The A-ASCOP subscales have acceptable multidimensional reliability Expected A-Posteriori/Plausible Value ratio (EAP/PV > .80) and are suitable for descriptive surveys. The three A-ASCOP levels of item complexity were not valid for this sample. We report norms for unidimensional Rasch and 0-100 transformed measures by category of participant.
Clinton, M. E., et al. (2018). "Multidimensional Analysis of the Arabic Version of the Actual Scope of Nursing Practice Scale." Journal of Nursing Measurement 26(3): 435-452.
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