Nursing Research and Practice / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Validation of a New Instrument for Self-Assessment of Nurses’ Core Competencies in Palliative Care

Table 2

Internal consistencies of the latent variables and means, loadings and standard error of the items from analysis ( , chi-square = 378, d.f. = 283, CFI = 0.95, RMSEA = 0.05, and SRMR = 0.07).

MeanLoadingS.E.

Life closure skills (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.84)
3.770.70**0.07
3.6700.96**0.07
3.650.57**0.07

Systematic use of ESAS (CA = 0.97)
3.6450.750**0.04
2.290.94**0.01
2.700.96**0.01
2.610.93**0.01
2.760.95**0.01
2.490.93**0.01

Teamwork skills (CA = 0.72)
3.710.70**0.06
3.490.80**0.05
3.600.74**0.05
3.080.68**0.06
3.480.60**0.07

Knowledge in symptom management (CA = 0.68)
3.410.54**0.08
3.080.76**0.06
3.090.68**0.06
3.260.67**0.06
3.370.40**0.09

Interpersonal skills: patients (CA = 0.57)
3.150.84**0.09
2.980.43**0.10
3.800.42**0.10

Interpersonal skills: young relatives (CA = 0.86)
2.040.89**0.06
1.820.81**0.06

Interpersonal skills: adult relatives (CA = 0.51)
3.410.62**0.13
3.710.57**0.10

Second order factor interpersonal skills
IP patients 0.81** 0.08
IP young relatives 0.74** 0.12
IP Adult relatives 0.85** 0.12

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