Binary constructs of forensic psychiatric nursing: A pilot study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/67657
Title:
Binary constructs of forensic psychiatric nursing: A pilot study
Authors:
Mason, Tom; Dulson, Julie; King, Lisa
Abstract:
The aim was to develop an Information Gathering Schedule (IGS) relevant to forensic psychiatric nursing in order to establish the perceived differences in the three levels of security, high, medium and low. Perceived differences in the role constructs of forensic psychiatric nursing is said to exist but the evidence is qualitative or anecdotal. This paper sets out a pilot study beginning in 2004 relating to the development of two rating scales for inclusion into an IGS to acquire data on the role constructs of nurses working in these environments. Following a thematic analysis from the literature two sets of binary frameworks were constructed and a number of questions/statements relating to them were tested. The Thurstone Scaling test was applied to compute medians resulting in a reduction to 48 and 20 items for each respective framework. Two 7-point Likert scales were constructed and test-retest procedures were applied on a sample population of forensic psychiatric nurses. Student's t-test was conducted on the data and the results suggest that the IGS is now suitably for application on a larger study. The IGS was piloted on a small sample of forensic psychiatric nurses. The two scales were validated to coefficient values ranging from 0.7 to 0.9. Amendments were made and the IGS was considered acceptable.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2009, 16(2), pp. 158-166
Publisher:
Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Publication Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/67657
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2850.2008.01356.x
Additional Links:
http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1351-0126
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1351-0126; 1365-2850
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorMason, Tom-
dc.contributor.authorDulson, Julie-
dc.contributor.authorKing, Lisa-
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-08T12:03:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-05-08T12:03:20Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2009, 16(2), pp. 158-166en
dc.identifier.issn1351-0126-
dc.identifier.issn1365-2850-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2850.2008.01356.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/67657-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThe aim was to develop an Information Gathering Schedule (IGS) relevant to forensic psychiatric nursing in order to establish the perceived differences in the three levels of security, high, medium and low. Perceived differences in the role constructs of forensic psychiatric nursing is said to exist but the evidence is qualitative or anecdotal. This paper sets out a pilot study beginning in 2004 relating to the development of two rating scales for inclusion into an IGS to acquire data on the role constructs of nurses working in these environments. Following a thematic analysis from the literature two sets of binary frameworks were constructed and a number of questions/statements relating to them were tested. The Thurstone Scaling test was applied to compute medians resulting in a reduction to 48 and 20 items for each respective framework. Two 7-point Likert scales were constructed and test-retest procedures were applied on a sample population of forensic psychiatric nurses. Student's t-test was conducted on the data and the results suggest that the IGS is now suitably for application on a larger study. The IGS was piloted on a small sample of forensic psychiatric nurses. The two scales were validated to coefficient values ranging from 0.7 to 0.9. Amendments were made and the IGS was considered acceptable.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1351-0126en
dc.subjectbinary frameworken
dc.subjectforensic psychiatric nursingen
dc.subjectthematic analysisen
dc.subjectThurstone scalingen
dc.titleBinary constructs of forensic psychiatric nursing: A pilot studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursingen
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