ARTÍCULO

Systematic review of measurement properties of instruments assessing nurses' attitudes towards the importance of involving families in their clinical practice

Autores: Alfaro Díaz, Cristina; Esandi Larramendi, Nuria (Autor de correspondencia); Gutiérrez Alemán, Teresa; Canga Armayor, Ana
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
ISSN: 0309-2402
Volumen: 75
Número: 11
Páginas: 2299 - 2312
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Lugar: WOS
Resumen:
Aims To identify, appraise and describe the characteristics and measurement properties of instruments assessing nurses' attitudes towards the importance of involving families in their clinical practice. Design Psychometric systematic review. Data Sources The PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched from their time of inception to June 2018. Review Methods Two reviewers independently assessed the eligibility of studies, extracted data, and appraised the methodological quality of the studies using the COSMIN checklist. Results A total of 19 studies representing 5 instruments were included. Two instruments-a revised version of the Families' Importance in Nursing Care: Nurses' Attitudes scale (FINC-NA-R) and the Family Nurse Practice Scale (FNPS)-obtained higher scores for most of their properties. The instruments used in the remaining eight studies require further assessment of their psychometric properties. Conclusion This psychometric review offers a synthesis of the quality of the available instruments and gives a better understanding of nursing theory-based tools. The FNPS and FINC-NA-R instruments seem to be the most suitable measures of nurses' attitudes towards the importance of involving families in their clinical practice. Impact The growing emphasis on improving nurse-family relationships and the quality of care provided makes it necessary to have valid and reliable instruments for assessing nurses' attitudes towards the importance of involving families in their clinical practice. This paper provides evidence that will help clinicians and researchers make decisions about the most suitable instrument based on a critical appraisal and comparison of the measurement properties according to a rigorous methodology.