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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2012 Dec;42(7):1079-1086. English. Original Article.
Roh YS , Issenberg SB , Chung HS , Kim SS .
Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University (CAU), CAU Healthcare System, Seoul, Korea.
Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
College of Nursing, The Nursing Policy Research Institute, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate psychometric properties of the instrument, Resuscitation Self-Efficacy Scale for nurses. METHODS: This was a methodological study for instrument development and psychometric testing. The initial item pool derived from literature review and experts resulted in 30 items linked to resuscitation self-efficacy. A convenience sample of 509 Korean nurses from eleven academic teaching hospitals participated in a survey to examine psychometric properties of the scale. To examine construct validity, exploratory factor analysis and known-group comparison were used. Cronbach's coefficient alpha was used to determine the scale's internal consistency reliability. RESULTS: The final scale included 17 items with four-component structure termed 'Recognition', 'Debriefing and recording', 'Responding and rescuing', and 'Reporting'. These four factors accounted for 57.5% of the variance. Each subscale and the total scale demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency: .82; .88; .87; .83; and .91 respectively. Experienced nurses reported significantly higher self-efficacy mean scores in both total and subscales compared to new graduate nurses. CONCLUSION: The Resuscitation Self-Efficacy Scale for nurses yields reliable and valid results in appraising the level of resuscitation self-efficacy for Korean nurses. Further study is needed to test and refine the scale.

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