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Swedish Translation, Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Context Assessment Index (CAI)

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Nilsson Kajermo, Kerstin, Boe, Heidi, Johansson, Eva, Henriksen, Eva, McCormack, Brendan, Gustavsson, J Petter and Walin, Lars (2012) Swedish Translation, Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Context Assessment Index (CAI). Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, epub . [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-6787.2012.00252.x/abstract

DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6787.2012.00252.x.


Background: The strength of and relationship between the fundamental elements context, evidence and facilitation of the PARIHS framework are proposed to be key for successful implementation of evidence into healthcare practice. A better understanding of the presence and strength of contextual factors is assumed to enhance the opportunities of adequately developing an implementation strategy for a specific setting. A tool for assessing context—The Context Assessment Index (CAI)—was developedand published 2009. A Swedish version of the instrument was developed and evaluated among registered nurses. This work forms the focus of this paper.Purpose: The purpose of this study was to translate the CAI into Swedish, adapt the instrument for use in Swedish healthcare practice and assess its psychometric properties.Methods: The instrument was translated and back-translated to English. The feasibility of items and response scales were evaluated through think aloud interviews with clinically active nurses. Psychometric properties were evaluated in a sample of registered nurses (n = 373) working in a variety of healthcare organisations in the Stockholm area. Item and factor analyses and Cronbach’s alpha were computed to evaluate internal structure and internal consistency.Result: Sixteen items were modified based on the think aloud interviews and to adapt the instrument for use in acute care. A ceiling effect was observed for many items and the originally identified 37 item five-factor model was not confirmed. Item analyses showed an overlap between factors and indicated a one-dimensional scale.Discussion: The Swedish version of the CAI has a wider application than the original instrument. This might have contributed to the differences in factor structure. Different opportunities for further development of the scale are discussed.Conclusions: Further evaluation of the psychometric properties of the CAI is required.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice
ID Code:22845
Deposited By:Mrs Julie Cummins
Deposited On:14 Aug 2012 11:28
Last Modified:14 Aug 2012 11:28

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