Validation of the tool Assessment of Clinical Education (AssCE): a study using Delphi method and clinical experts
2017 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 50, 82-86 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the present study was to establish the validity of the tool Assessment of Clinical Education (AssCE). The tool is widely used in Sweden and some Nordic countries for assessing nursing students' performance in clinical education. It is important that the tools in use be subjected to regular audit and critical reviews. The validation process, performed in two stages, was concluded with a high level of congruence. In the first stage, Delphi technique was used to elaborate the AssCE tool using a group of 35 clinical nurse lecturers. After three rounds, we reached consensus. In the second stage, a group of 46 clinical nurse lecturers representing 12 universities in Sweden and Norway audited the revised version of the AssCE in relation to learning outcomes from the last clinical course at their respective institutions. Validation of the revised AssCE was established with high congruence between the factors in the AssCE and examined learning outcomes. The revised AssCE tool seems to meet its objective to be a validated assessment tool for use in clinical nursing education.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 50, 82-86 p.
Assessment tool AssCE; Delphi method; Validation
Nursing Educational Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23132DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.12.009PubMedID: 28033551ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85007380291OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23132DiVA: diva2:1058769