Developing a Tool for Evaluating Ageism in Nursing Care of Older People in Kashan/Iran

Ahmadi, P. and Alavi, N.M. and Gilasi, H.R. and Safa, A. and Aghajani, M. (2019) Developing a Tool for Evaluating Ageism in Nursing Care of Older People in Kashan/Iran. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 34 (1). pp. 25-33.

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Ageism implies negative views and attitudes towards older people. These unconscious behaviors could make the elderly feel as if they were no longer useful for the family and community. Ageism is common in healthcare services. The objective of this study was to develop a tool to assess ageism in nursing care in Kashan/Iran 2015. This psychometric study was carried out in four stages: literature review for item generation; content validity testing; exploratory factor analysis (EFA) for evaluation of construct validity; and reliability assessment. The data analyzed with SPSS version 16. The final questionnaire had 24 items. The total CVI and CVR were 0.88 and 0.57. Explanatory factor analysis identified 3 factors of respecting older adult in nursing care (14 items); age discrimination and negative views towards older adults (5 items); attention to older adult and their basic caring needs (5 items). The three factors could explain 49.54 of variance. The test-re-test correlation stood at 0.9. The internal consistency of the questionnaire was Cronbach�s alpha =0.85. A valid and reliable instrument for the evaluation of ageism in nursing care was developed in this study. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: aged; ageism; article; attention; construct validity; content validity; Cronbach alpha coefficient; data analysis software; exploratory factor analysis; female; human; human experiment; internal consistency; Iran; male; nursing care; questionnaire
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Nursing - Medical Surgical
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 25 May 2019 11:12
Last Modified: 25 May 2019 11:12

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