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The development of an evaluation tool to measure nursing core curriculum teaching effectiveness: an exploratory factor analysis.
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PMID:  22902982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : There have been few evidence-based assessments of nursing education core curricula. To conduct such assessments effectively, researchers need an objective professional tool that addresses the principal competencies of the nursing profession.
PURPOSE: : The aim of this study was to develop a preliminary assessment tool to improve teaching effectiveness in nursing core curricula.
METHODS: : This study was divided into four stages: (a) initial questionnaire content proposal, (b) expert validation, (c) random sampling, and (d) item and exploratory factor analysis.
RESULTS: : We used exploratory factor analysis to analyze three factors, namely (a) learning preparation, (b) advancement of competence, and (c) learning evaluation. These three factors explained, respectively, 43.1%, 12.9%, and 7.5% of total variance; the three together explained 63.5% of total variance. Overall questionnaire reliability was .904. All correlation coefficients displayed moderately positive relationships among subscales.
CONCLUSIONS: : The assessment tool developed in this study showed reliability and validity in the evaluation of teaching outcomes for nursing core curricula.
Shu-Fang Chang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of nursing research : JNR     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1948-965X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128757     Medline TA:  J Nurs Res     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-36     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences.
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