Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

NOVIEMBRE 1999 N° 20 Volumen 2

Criteria for selecting questions for a questionnaire on the organization and functions of nursing in primary care

Section: Originals


1Miguel A. Escobar, 2Antonio Galindo, 3Luis Palomo


1Unidad de Investigación de Cáceres.2Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería.3Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería. Centro de Salud de Coria.

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Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería. Universidad de Extremadura.Avda. de la Universidad, s/n. 10004 Cáceres.


Purpose of the study: To identify the criteria needed for item selection inorder to develop an self administered questionnaire about nurses opinionon their own organization, duties and efficiency in community care.

Procedures: From the statements suggested by an expert group of nurses meet on purpose (Philips 66 discussion technique), a 72 items questionnaire was developed. The pilot study was done with a sample of47 nurses. Endorsing frequency of each item and test-retest concordance(Kappa) were analyzed.

Results: Forty-four (61,11%) from the 72 original items were selected andonly 26 of them meet two required criteria. Examples of accepted andrejected items are shown.

Conclusions: The stability and discrimination power of each item are the two criteria that should be evaluated in order to develop questionnairesto measure opinions.


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Versión en Español


Criterios de selección de preguntas para un cuestionario sobre organización y funciones de enfermería en Atención Primaria