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Keywords

Adaptation, Information systems, Nursing handover, Perception, Psychometrics

 

Authors

  1. Lee, Chia-Lun MSN, RN
  2. Lin, Shu-Yuan PhD, RN

Abstract

The transition from traditional handover methods to electronic handover is extremely stressful to nurses. This psychometric evaluation study tested the validity and reliability of the perception and adaptation readiness of electronic handover system scales for hospital nurses. A total of 253 Taiwanese nurses from a medical center participated in this study from January to March 2018. The perception and adaptation readiness of electronic handover system scales were self-developed, and content validity was tested via content validity index of the scale. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were utilized to test construct validity, while reliability was tested by Cronbach's [alpha] coefficient. Four factors explained 50.77% of the total variance in the perception of electronic handover system scale. Three factors accounted for 53.43% of the total variance in the adaptation readiness of electronic handover system scale. The confirmatory factor analysis results indicated a three-factor construct for both scales. Cronbach's [alpha] coefficients were 0.83 and 0.91 for the perception and adaptation readiness of the electronic handover system scale, respectively. The scales could be used to assess nurses' perceptions and adaptation readiness of electronic handover, while the assessing result serves as a reference for implementing educational and supportive interventions to facilitate adaptation in nurses.