Development of a moral sensitivity scale for nurses who work at nursing homes Ayumi FUJINO 1 , Yumiko MOMOSE 1 , Nobuko AMAKI 1 1Aichi Prefectural University Keyword: 道徳的感受性 , 介護保険施設 , 看護職 , 高齢者 , moral sensitivity , nursing homes , nurses , elderly people pp.30-38
Published Date 2014/3/20
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.7001100100
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 The purposes of this study were to develop a scale (MSS-NH) on moral sensitivity for nurses who work at nursing homes and to confirm its validity and reliability. First, we developed a draft of the MSS-NH. This version consisted of 48 items selected from data generated by interviewing 20 nurses who were working at nursing homes. Next, we tested the scale's validity and reliability. Data were obtained from 861 nurses who were working at nursing homes. Construct validity was tested with exploratory factor analysis, which resulted in a 4-factor solution with 17 items. The 4 factors were: organizing teams to protect elderly people's dignity; supporting the life that is unique to each person; practical use of elderly people's capabilities; and making decisions about artificial hydration and nutrition. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for all 17 items was 0.85; for the 4-factor groups, it varied between 0.72 and 0.83. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that a 4-factor model was valid and that this model provided the best fit for the sample (GFI=0.95, AGFI=0.94, CFI=0.95, RMSEA=0.05). These results verify that the MSS-NH is internally consistent and has construct validity.

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