Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Attributes of Innovation Scale PDF Print E-mail

Original Citation – Forgeron P, Martin-Misener R. Parents' intentions to use pediatric nurse practitioner services in an emergency department. J Adv Nurs. 2005 Nov;52(3):231-8. View in PubMed

Contact Information
Paula Forgeron
Pediatric Complex Pain Management Clinic IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue
Halifax, NS
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Brief Description of Instrument – Explores NP in the context of an innovation. Measures the relative advantage of NPs (time saved, cost savings to healthcare system), compatibility with values, complexity of NP services and willingness/comfort to use NP services.

Scale Format – 10-point Likert scale. 1 - strongly disagree, 10 -strongly agree. 15 questions, 3 questions for each of the 5 attributes.

Administration Technique – Self-administered questionnaire.

Scoring and Interpretation – Examine frequencies.

Factors and Norms – 5 attributes of an innovation - trialablity, observability, compatibility, relative advantage and complexity.

Internal Consistency – Trialablity = 0.269, observability = 0.308, compatibility = 0.612, relative advantage = 0.587 and complexity = 0.517.

Content & Face Validity – Based on the five attributes of an innovation - Rogers Diffusion of Innovation Theory (see original citation for reference).

Published APN Studies using instrument – See original citation.

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