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Reliability and validity of the Alberta context tool (ACT) with professional nurses: Findings from a multi-study analysis

Squires, Janet E., Hayduk, Leslie, Hutchinson, Alison, Mallick, Ranjeeta, Norton, Peter G., Cummings, Greta G. and Estabrooks, Carole E. 2015, Reliability and validity of the Alberta context tool (ACT) with professional nurses: Findings from a multi-study analysis, PLoS One, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. e0127405-e0127405, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127405.

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Title Reliability and validity of the Alberta context tool (ACT) with professional nurses: Findings from a multi-study analysis
Author(s) Squires, Janet E.
Hayduk, Leslie
Hutchinson, AlisonORCID iD for Hutchinson, Alison orcid.org/0000-0001-5065-2726
Mallick, Ranjeeta
Norton, Peter G.
Cummings, Greta G.
Estabrooks, Carole E.
Journal name PLoS One
Volume number 10
Issue number 6
Start page e0127405
End page e0127405
Publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Place of publication San Francisco, CA
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1932-6203
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
NURSING WORK INDEX
HEALTH-CARE
ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
IMPLEMENTATION
HOSPITALS
FRAMEWORK
CULTURE
SCALE
Summary Although organizational context is central to evidence-based practice, underdeveloped measurement hindersitsassessment. The Alberta Context Tool, comprised of 59 items that tap10 modifiable contextual concepts, was developed to address this gap. The purpose of this study to examine the reliability and validity of scores obtained when the Alberta Context Tool is completed by professional nurses across different healthcare settings. Five separate studies (N = 2361 nurses across different care settings) comprised the study sample. Reliability and validity were assessed. Cronbach's alpha exceeded 0.70 for9/10 Alberta Context Tool concepts. Item-total correlations exceeded acceptable standards for 56/59items. Confirmatory Factor Analysescoordinated acceptably with the Alberta Context Tool's proposed latent structure. The mean values for each Alberta Context Tool concept increased from low to high levels of research utilization(as hypothesized) further supporting its validity. This study provides robust evidence forreliability and validity of scores obtained with the Alberta Context Tool when administered to professional nurses.
Language eng
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0127405
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
MD Multidisciplinary
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30074143

Document type: Journal Article
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