Psychometric characteristics of a modified Sympathy-Acceptance-Understanding-Caring competence model questionnaire among foreign-born parents encountering nurses in primary child health care services

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Psychometric characteristics of a modified Sympathy-Acceptance-Understanding-Caring competence model questionnaire among foreign-born parents encountering nurses in primary child health care services
Author(s) Berlin, Anita ; Alinaghizadeh, Hassan ; Törnkvist, Lena ; Willman, Ania ; Nilsson, Gunnar
Date 2015
English abstract
The aim was to determine the psychometric properties of the Sumpathy-Acceptance-Understanding-Caring Competence (SAUK) model questionnaire for foreign-born parents evaluating nursing encounters in the Swedish Primary Child Health Care (PCHC) services. Multicultural encounters in child health care from the nursing perspectives are challenging and problematic worlwide. A suitable theory-based and validated questionnaire is needed for foreign-born parents to assess the quality of their encounters with nurses. The SAUC questionnaire, modified for use by new, foreign-born parents using the Swedish PCHC services, was evaluated for its congruence with the theory of Confirming Encounter. The study was ethically approved and data were collected between March and August 2009 from 83 new foreign-born parents seen at 50 clinics. Exploratory factor analysis was used to identifiy related factors, and goodness-of-fit tests were used to estimate theoretical consistency. Confirmatory Factor Analysis was used to verify the results. The questionnaire had satisfactory theoretical consistency with the theory of Confirming Encounter. Three factors identified by exploratory factor analysis and confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis - person support, self-support, and self-perspective support - indicated internal consistency and validated the three factors implicit in the Confirming Encounter. In addition, a new factor, concordance, was identified that is compatible with the theory. To conclude, despite the fact that a modified questionnaire have its limitations results demonstrate that the SAUC-model questionnaire seems to be a reliable and valid nursing quality-control measure with which foreign-born parents can evaluate the qualities of a confirming encounter with nurses. However, we suggest the need for testing the questionnaire in a larger population.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1463423615000444 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Host/Issue Primary Health Care Research & Development;
ISSN 1463-4236
Pages 1-13
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) confirming encounter
foreign-born parents
immigrant health
nurses
primary child health care services
psychometrics
SAUC-model questionnaire
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19789 (link to this page)

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