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Title: Development of a Tool for the Assessment of Nurses' Attitudes Toward Delirium
Authors: Papastavrou, Evridiki 
Papaioannou, Maria C. 
Evripidou, Melina 
Tsangari, Haritini 
Kouta, Christiana 
Merkouris, Anastasios 
Major Field of Science: Medical and Health Sciences
Field Category: Health Sciences
Keywords: Attitude;Delirium;Nursing;Validation
Issue Date: Aug-2019
Source: Journal of Nursing Measurement, 2019, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 277-296
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Start page: 277
End page: 296
Journal: Journal of Nursing Measurement 
Abstract: Background and Purpose: The prevalence of delirium during hospitalization is high in older patients and there is evidence of staff regarding them as unpopular or a burden. This study aims to develop an instrument examining nurses' attitudes toward patients with delirium. Methods: Stages included (a) content identification, (b) content development, (c) content critique, (e) pilot study with a test–retest reliability, (f) field study consisting of psychometric testing of the internal consistency and construct validity. Results: The Cronbach's alpha was 0.89 and the stability reliability was acceptable. The factor analysis resulted in three factors explaining a total of 56.5% of the variance. hese factors are “beliefs,” “behavior,” and “emotions,” explaining 37.025%, 12.792%, and 5.652% of variance. Conclusions: The Attitude Tool of Delirium (ATOD) is a reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of attitudes toward delirium.
ISSN: 1945-7049
DOI: 10.1891/1061-3749.27.2.277
Rights: © Springer Nature
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
University of Nicosia 
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