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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences

A pilot study to assess validity and reliability of newly developed “Clinical Competence Self Assessment Tool (CCSAT)”

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Author Details : Sunita Kumari, Sukhpal Kaur, Jagmohan Dhakar

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 61-64

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Introduction: Despite, Shortage of nurses globally and increased absorption of inexperienced nursing graduates in hospitals, there is scarcity of reliable and valid tools to assess their clinical competence.
Aim: Pilot testing of clinical competence self assessment tool.
Materials and Methods: A Clinical Competence Self Assessment Tool (CCSAT) with 94 items was developed based on literature review and Delphi consensus. It had three subscales- professional behavior, knowledge and skills. It was applied on 200 upcoming nursing graduates. Cronbach’s alpha and exploratory factor analysis was used to assess internal consistency and validity.
Results: The KMO (Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin for sampling adequacy) value for all three subscales was > 0.83 and Bartlett’s test of sphericity values < 0.00. All subscales achieved Cronbach’s alpha value of > 0.81. The overall value of Cronbach’s alpha for CCSAT was 0.944. Two items each were reduced and modified.
Conclusion: CCSAT was found to be feasible, reliable and valid. Two items each were revised and reduced. Final tool post pilot study contained 92 items.

Keywords: CCSAT, Factor analysis, Pilot testing, Reliability, Validity.

How to cite : Kumari S, Kaur S, Dhakar J, A pilot study to assess validity and reliability of newly developed “Clinical Competence Self Assessment Tool (CCSAT)”. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2017;3(2):61-64

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