Title

Clinical Deterioration Leadership Ability Scale: A Psychometric Study

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2016

Abstract

Background and Purpose: Assessing nurses' perceived leadership abilities during clinical deterioration provides a starting point for designing educational interventions to support leadership improvement. The study purpose was to provide psychometric testing of the Clinical Deterioration Leadership Ability Scale (CDLAS). Methods: The psychometric properties and factor structure of the CDLAS was examined. Results: Factor analysis determined a 1-factor structure (eigenvalues 5.783). Construct validity was supported by a significant difference between experienced (M = 3.48, SD = .57) and less experienced nurses (M = 3.27, SD = .68; t(146) = –2.00, p = .047). Acceptable levels of internal consistency reliability were found (.93, .95, and .94). Conclusion: The CDLAS has demonstrated acceptable validity and reliability. Further testing is needed in diverse populations and establishment of test–retest reliability.

Journal

Journal of Nursing Measurement

Journal ISSN

1945-7049

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

314

Last Page

322

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1891/1061-3749.24.2.314