Development of a Tool for the Assessment of Nurses' Attitudes Toward Delirium

Evridiki Papastavrou, Maria Papaioannou, Melina Evripidou, Haritini Tsangari, Christiana Kouta, Anastasios Merkouris

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    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The prevalence of delirium during hospitalization is high in older patients and there is evidence of staff regarding them as unpopular or a burden. This study aims to develop an instrument examining nurses' attitudes toward patients with delirium. METHODS: Stages included (a) content identification, (b) content development, (c) content critique, (e) pilot study with a test-retest reliability, (f) field study consisting of psychometric testing of the internal consistency and construct validity. RESULTS: The Cronbach's alpha was 0.89 and the stability reliability was acceptable. The factor analysis resulted in three factors explaining a total of 56.5% of the variance. hese factors are "beliefs," "behavior," and "emotions," explaining 37.025%, 12.792%, and 5.652% of variance. CONCLUSIONS: The Attitude Tool of Delirium (ATOD) is a reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of attitudes toward delirium.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)277-296
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

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    Delirium
    Nurses
    Psychometrics
    Reproducibility of Results
    Statistical Factor Analysis
    Emotions
    Hospitalization

    Keywords

    • attitude
    • delirium
    • nursing
    • validation

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    Papastavrou, Evridiki ; Papaioannou, Maria ; Evripidou, Melina ; Tsangari, Haritini ; Kouta, Christiana ; Merkouris, Anastasios. / Development of a Tool for the Assessment of Nurses' Attitudes Toward Delirium. In: Journal of Nursing Measurement. 2019 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 277-296.
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    Development of a Tool for the Assessment of Nurses' Attitudes Toward Delirium. / Papastavrou, Evridiki; Papaioannou, Maria; Evripidou, Melina; Tsangari, Haritini; Kouta, Christiana; Merkouris, Anastasios.

    In: Journal of Nursing Measurement, Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.08.2019, p. 277-296.

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