Knowledge levels of Korean intensive care nurses towards brain death and organ transplantation

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Show simple item record Kim, J Fisher, M Elliott, D 2009-12-21T02:33:31Z 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2006, 15 (5), pp. 574 - 580
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aims and objectives. To develop and examine the reliability and validity of an instrument assessing knowledge levels of Korean intensive care unit nurses. To conduct a survey with Korean ICU nurses. Background. Organ donation from brain dead patients is a contentious issue in Korea following recent legal recognition of brain death, given the context of a Confucian belief system. Implementation of the new Organ Transplant Act has highlighted the importance of identifying Korean intensive care unit nurses' knowledge regarding brain death and organ donation. Design. Multi-stage multi-method development of an original instrument with a cross-sectional analysis survey of participants. Method. An 18-item instrument was developed based on previous literature and key informant interviews, and validated by an expert panel and a pilot study. A survey was conducted with Korean intensive care unit nurses (n = 520). Principal component analysis with varimax rotation was used to determine construct validity. Item-to-total correlations and Cronbach's coefficient alpha were used to determine the scale's internal consistency. Results. Principal component analysis yielded a two-component structure: Diagnostic testing and Co-morbid factors of brain death. The scale demonstrated acceptable internal consistency for the two components (alpha = 0.74, 0.64, respectively). Most of the participants had a sound knowledge of diagnostic testing for brain death, but demonstrated a lack of knowledge regarding co-morbid factors of brain dead patients. Conclusions. The knowledge scale was reliable and valid for this cohort. Further research is warranted in related areas of nursing practice.
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01348.x
dc.title Knowledge levels of Korean intensive care nurses towards brain death and organ transplantation
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Clinical Nursing
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 15
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Oxford, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 574 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 580 en_US Clinical Nursing: Practices and Outcomes en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.personcode 998241
dc.percentage 100 en_US Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords brain death, ICU nurses, instrument psychometrics, knowledge, organ transplantation
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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