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Table 3 Item correlations in factors

From: Development and initial validation of an instrument to measure novice nurses’ perceived ability to provide care in acute situations – PCAS

ItemsCorrected item correlation
FactorScale
Factor 1 “Confidence in provision of care”
1. I worry about providing care in acute situations0.710.64
2. I trust my ability to provide care in acute situations0.700.64
3. I have sufficient knowledge to provide care in acute situations0.670.64
4. I estimate my general ability to provide care in acute situations0.730.69
5. I estimate my ability to manage the demands that I place upon myself in acute situations0.770.71
6. I estimate my ability to manage demands from my colleagues in acute situations0.630.57
7. I estimate my ability to independently determine necessary actions in acute situations0.720.70
8. I estimate my ability to independently prioritise between actions in acute situations0.680.65
12. I estimate my ability to independently lead bedside care in acute situations0.690.69
16. I estimate my ability to understand the individual patient’s medical needs in acute situations0.600.61
Factor 2 “Communication”
9. I estimate my ability to take instructions over the telephone in acute situations0.880.69
10. I estimate my ability to carry out instructions that I have received over the phone in acute situations0.820.67
11. I estimate my ability to receive instructions from an attending doctor in acute situations0.770.68
13. I estimate my ability to report a patient’s condition to a nurse in an acute situation0.700.71
Factor 3 “Patient perspective”
14. I estimate my ability to make patients participate in acute situations0.790.45
15. I estimate my ability to understand the individual patient’s care needs in acute situations0.770.56
17. I estimate my ability to provide information adapted to the needs of the individual in acute situations0.640.55
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