Psychometric Evaluation of the D-Catch, an Instrument to Measure the Accuracy of Nursing Documentation

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Purpose: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the D-Catch instrument. Methods: A cross-sectional methodological study. Validity and reliability were estimated with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and internal consistency and inter-rater reliability, respectively. Findings: A sample of 250 nursing documentations was selected. CFA showed the adequacy of a 1-factor model (chronologically descriptive accuracy) with an outlier item (nursing diagnosis accuracy). Internal consistency and inter-rater reliability were adequate. Conclusions: The D-Catch is a valid and reliable instrument for measuring the accuracy of nursing documentation. Caution is needed when measuring diagnostic accuracy since only one item measures this dimension. Implications for Nursing Practice: The D-Catch can be used as an indicator of the accuracy of nursing documentation and the quality of nursing care.

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D’Agostino, F., Barbaranelli, C., Paans, W., Belsito, R., Juarez Vela, R., Alvaro, R., & Vellone, E. (2017). Psychometric Evaluation of the D-Catch, an Instrument to Measure the Accuracy of Nursing Documentation. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 28(3), 145–152. https://doi.org/10.1111/2047-3095.12125

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