Psychometric properties of the self-assessment of nursing informatics competencies scale

Sunmoo Yoon, Po Yin Yen, Suzanne Bakken

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine the factor structure, internal consistency reliability, and responsiveness of the Self-Assessment of Nursing Informatics Competencies Scale (SANICS). Combined BS/MS nursing students (N=336) completed the 93-item scale, which was based upon published and locally-developed nursing informatics competency statements. Exploratory principal component analysis with oblique promax rotation extracted five factors comprising 30 items that explained 63.7% of the variance: clinical informatics role (α = .91), basic computer knowledge and skills (α = .94), applied computer skills: clinical informatics (α = .89), nursing informatics attitudes (α = .94), and wireless device skills (α = .90). Scale responsiveness was supported by significantly higher factor scores following an informatics course. This study provided preliminary evidence for the factor structure, internal consistency reliability and responsiveness of the 30-item SANICS. Further testing other samples is recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting Health and Humans - Proceedings of NI2009
Subtitle of host publicationThe 10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages546-550
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781607500247
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Connecting Health and Humans, NI2009 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 1 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume146
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference10th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Connecting Health and Humans, NI2009
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period06/28/0907/1/09

Keywords

  • Computer literacy
  • Measurement scale
  • Nursing informatics competency
  • Nursing student

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