Nursing and Health Vol. 5(2), pp. 35 - 38
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2017.050202
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Questionnaire for Assessment of Clinical Supervision Strategies in Nursing: Construction and Validation of the Qacssn


Inês Rocha *, Margarida Reis Santos , Regina Pires
Hospital in Porto, Portugal

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to construct and validate a questionnaire that assesses the frequency with which the Clinical Supervision (CS) strategies are implemented and the frequency with which the nurses want them to be implemented in their services. Design: The research is carried out under a quantitative paradigm, of the descriptive and exploratory type, and of a transversal nature. The non-probabilistic sample comprised 273 nurses. The data was collected by applying the Questionnaire for Assessment of Clinical Supervision Strategies in Nursing (QACSSN), between May and September 2012. Methods: A descriptive statistical analysis was made of the data obtained. The content collected from the QACSSN was validated by a group of 11 experts. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was also ascertained. Findings: The results show the experts agree with the inclusion of the 16 CS strategies in the QACSSN. The QACSSN has good internal consistency indices, both in terms of the frequency of implementation of the CS strategies and concerning the level of desire for their implementation. Conclusions: The QACSSN is a reliable instrument with valid content, and therefore can be used in the context of Mentorship, Preceptorship or CS. Clinical Relevance: The study contributes to improved quality of care by identifying the most appropriate CS strategies for the process of supervision in health contexts, enabling the nurses to play an active role in this process.

KEYWORDS
Supervision, Nursing, Quality of Health Care, Job Satisfaction

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Inês Rocha , Margarida Reis Santos , Regina Pires , "Questionnaire for Assessment of Clinical Supervision Strategies in Nursing: Construction and Validation of the Qacssn," Nursing and Health, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 35 - 38, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2017.050202.

(b). APA Format:
Inês Rocha , Margarida Reis Santos , Regina Pires (2017). Questionnaire for Assessment of Clinical Supervision Strategies in Nursing: Construction and Validation of the Qacssn. Nursing and Health, 5(2), 35 - 38. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2017.050202.