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Assessing measurement in health: Beyond reliability and validity

Denise F. Polit
2015 International Journal of Nursing Studies  
Figure 1 The Polit-Yang taxonomy of measurement properties a a Figure 3 .1 in Polit & Yang (2016) .  ...  A third component of the reliability domain in the COSMIN and Polit-Yang taxonomies is measurement error.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.07.002 pmid:26234936 fatcat:ytdf6vrc3bg2bca564qlw73suu

Impact factors in nursing journals

Denise F. Polit, Sally Northam
2011 Nursing Outlook  
Cite this article: Polit, D. F., & Northam, S. (2011, FEBRUARY). Impact factors in nursing journals.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2010.11.001 pmid:21256359 fatcat:2hpk7oj3cfalhegksto4lytwz4

The Use of the Intention-to-Treat Principle in Nursing Clinical Trials

Denise F. Polit, Brigid M. Gillespie
2009 Nursing Research  
With randomization, post-intervention group differences in outcomes 10 can be inferred as having been caused by the intervention, given that groups were 11 equivalent at the outset (Polit & Beck, 2008  ...  None of the articles 8 mentioned that the researchers had examined patterns of missingness, such as missing 9 completely at random (MCAR) or missing at random (MAR) (McCleary, 2002; Polit, 10 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.1097/nnr.0b013e3181bf1505 pmid:19918150 fatcat:ue3nock6abcdxdeorjwbcrpaq4

International gender bias in nursing research, 2005–2006: A quantitative content analysis

Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck
2009 International Journal of Nursing Studies  
and for all studies (F = 2.42, df = 14, 821, p = .002).  ...  in a study that analyzed data from studies published in four non-specialty nursing research journals based in the United States, which found evidence of a bias favoring women as study participants (Polit  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.02.002 pmid:19268940 fatcat:igjs73pduffizc7vukvi2cy7gm

The content validity index: Are you sure you know what's being reported? critique and recommendations

Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck
2006 Research in Nursing and Health  
CONTENT VALIDITY INDEX / POLIT AND BECK ); (3) and ''the proportion of Research in Nursing & Health DOI 10.1002/nurTable 1.  ...  Content validity has been defined as follows: (1) ''. . .the degree to which an instrument has an appropriate sample of items for the construct being measured'' (Polit & Beck, 2004, p. 423 ); (2) ''.  ... 
doi:10.1002/nur.20147 pmid:16977646 fatcat:n4amros3dbejfiqu6i6l7garpa

Social and Psychological Correlates of Menopausal Symptoms

Denise F. Polit, Susan A. Larqcco
1980 Psychosomatic Medicine  
The present study explored the effects of various demographic and, personality variables on the nature and intensity of subjectively perceived menopausal symptoms. Data were collected by means of a mailed questionnaire from 135 menopausal and postmenopausal women from a general urban population. It was found that women who reported a higher number of menopausal symptoms tended to be less well-educated, were less likely to be working, and viewed themselves in poorer health than women with fewer
more » ... n women with fewer or no symptoms. Psychosomatic and psychologic symptoms such as nervousness, depression, headaches, and irritability were found to be significantly related to such personality attributes as self-confidence, personal adjustment, nurturance, and aggression.
doi:10.1097/00006842-198005000-00004 pmid:7443933 fatcat:jblipaos4rdjzkury3focgvzuy

Generalization in quantitative and qualitative research: Myths and strategies

Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck
2010 International Journal of Nursing Studies  
Qualitative reports lacked such information more often than quantitative reports (Polit and Beck, 2009 ).  ...  Standard tests of statistical inference are based on the assumption that random sampling from the target population has occurred (Polit, 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.06.004 pmid:20598692 fatcat:tuva6tisovgxtipuuhdg2tybmm

International Differences in Nursing Research, 2005-2006

Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck
2009 Journal of Nursing Scholarship  
WORLD HEALTH international Differences in Nursing Research, 2005-2006 Denise F. Polit, PhD' & Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN?  ...  Polit & Beck Table 1.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2009.01250.x pmid:19335677 fatcat:ek5qmht53zgjhib2ia4fp7x4dq

Stereotyping and nurses' recommendations for treating pain in hospitalized children

Ruth A. Griffin, Denise F. Polit, Mary W. Byrne
2007 Research in Nursing and Health  
Although descriptive findings from our own research suggest possible improvements in nurses' assessments and treatment of children's pain (Griffin, Polit, & Byrne, 2006) , there remain many questions  ...  Table 3 . 3 ANCOVA Results for Vignette A: Sex Stereotyping à Dependent Variable Girl (n ¼ 152) Boy (n ¼ 177) ANCOVA Effect Size M S D M S D F (Main Effect) p ( 2 ) Nurses' perceived  ... 
doi:10.1002/nur.20209 pmid:18022835 fatcat:ucljcwexi5eutdqt7z2fxtczna

Developing a model of competence in the operating theatre: Psychometric validation of the Perceived Perioperative Competence Scale-Revised

Brigid M. Gillespie, Denise F. Polit, Lois Hamlin, Wendy Chaboyer
2012 International Journal of Nursing Studies  
<Insert Table 1> Factorability was assessed by means of the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) test, using a criterion of .80 (Polit, 2010) .  ...  Because factor analysis can capitalize on spurious correlations, replication was considered an essential element of the analytic plan (Polit, 2010) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.08.001 pmid:21880313 fatcat:6la2v54b3vdvjeveg5hifbo54a

Infusion phlebitis assessment measures: a systematic review

Gillian Ray-Barruel, Denise F. Polit, Jenny E. Murfield, Claire M. Rickard
2014 Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice  
Rationale, aims and objectives Phlebitis is a common and painful complication of peripheral intravenous cannulation. The aim of this review was to identify the measures used in infusion phlebitis assessment and evaluate evidence regarding their reliability, validity, responsiveness and feasibility. Method We conducted a systematic literature review of the Cochrane library, Ovid MEDLINE and EBSCO CINAHL until September 2013. All English-language studies (randomized controlled trials, prospective
more » ... trials, prospective cohort and cross-sectional) that used an infusion phlebitis scale were retrieved and analysed to determine which symptoms were included in each scale and how these were measured. We evaluated studies that reported testing the psychometric properties of phlebitis assessment scales using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) guidelines. Results Infusion phlebitis was the primary outcome measure in 233 studies. Fifty-three (23%) of these provided no actual definition of phlebitis. Of the 180 studies that reported measuring phlebitis incidence and/or severity, 101 (56%) used a scale and 79 (44%) used a definition alone. We identified 71 different phlebitis assessment scales. Three scales had undergone some psychometric analyses, but no scale had been rigorously tested. Conclusion Many phlebitis scales exist, but none has been thoroughly validated for use in clinical practice. A lack of consensus on phlebitis measures has likely contributed to disparities in reported phlebitis incidence, precluding meaningful comparison of phlebitis rates. We searched the Cochrane library, Ovid MEDLINE and EBSCO CINAHL for research articles in English, using the following search terms: infusion phlebitis; thrombophlebitis; peripheral IV catheter; phlebitis score; phlebitis grade; and phlebitis assessment. Research studies (randomized controlled trials, prospective cohort and cross-sectional) that reported phlebitis incidence in adult patients with PIVCs or that evaluated a phlebitis scale were bs_bs_banner
doi:10.1111/jep.12107 pmid:24401116 pmcid:PMC4237185 fatcat:hohegfsxfzhzlmtdyh52fnjvjq

Welfare Reform in Philadelphia: Implementation, Effects, and Experiences of Poor Families and Neighborhoods

Charles Michalopoulos, Kathryn Edin, Barbara Fink, Mirella Landriscina, Denise F. Polit, Judy Polyne, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, David C. Seith, Nandita Verma
2003 Social Science Research Network  
The coalition's plans fell victim to outside political maneuvering and internal management problems almost from the start.  ...  The political and economic dominance of Hispanics, and particularly of Cubans, is commonly perceived as having come at the expense of blacks.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2717015 fatcat:wec4vie465aqhac6m5whnn44hi

European Academy of Nursing Science and the Swedish Society of Nursing Summer Conference 2017: The Future Direction of European Nursing and Nursing Research

Denise F. Polit, Souraya Sidani, David A. Richards, Ania Willman, Alison Kitson, Marleen Huijben-Schoenmakers, Arno Rademaker, Erik Scherder, Kaisa Bjuresäter, Maria Larsson, Ulrika Bergsten, Margaret Coulter Smith (+53 others)
2017 BMC Nursing  
Coulter Smith M, O'May F, Tropea S, Berg J.  ...  Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Correspondence: Margaret Coulter Smith ( BMC Nursing 2017, 16(Suppl 1):S4 Background Coulter Smith M, Pearson C, O'May F,  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12912-017-0218-2 fatcat:ilonia6tkjfq5ezgtotaircx6u