Background and Purpose: This study describes revision and psychometric testing of the Safe Administration of Medications-Revised (SAM-R) scale. Methods: The SAM-R scale was revised and tested to assess Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students' readiness to safely deliver medications through simulated case studies and associated vignettes. Subjects were junior- and senior-level BSN students (N = 227) from a large Midwestern university. Both classical testing and item response theory (IRT) were used to analyze item and group results. Results: Face, content, and construct validity were assessed. Internal consistency reliability of the scale was .736. IRT provided item-level information, using a one-parameter logistic model, but the sample size was inadequate for testing more complex models. Conclusion: Evidence was obtained for reliability, face, content, and construct validity. Further revisions, and a larger sample size, are warranted.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of nursing measurement|
|State||Published - 2016|
- Item response theory
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