10-Item Knowledge Test

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Grove, Gray, and Burns (2015) have defined reliability as the displayed consistency of the methods used to measure collected data of a research project. A critique of Chevillon et al. (2015) article’s reliability, the researchers stated they used the “State-Trait Anxiety Inventory” which is comprised of 20 items used to measure anxiety, and it assess a patient’s level of apprehension and concern that is felt at the time of the assessment using a four point Likert scale. A second anxiety assessment as complete by the patient’s called the “…the 20-item trait anxiety scale…” is utilizes a four point Likert scale to measure lasting anxiety on patients undergoing the surgical procedure (Chevillon et al., 2015). To determine the reliability of…show more content…
In order to measure a patient’s education level regarding the procedure, outcomes and after surgical care all study participants were give a “10- item Knowledge Test” that was developed by the researchers and reviewed by an independent panel of seven experts in the field of critical care (Chevillon et al., 2015). The reliability of the “10- item Knowledge Test” was not discussed by the authors; therefore, the reliability of this test is low and should be question. Further, Chevillon and researchers assess delirium by implementing ed a two part assessment of delirium by first using the “Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Units” which is comprised four components that measure: (1) onset, fluctuation or changes in mental status, (2) lack of attention, (3) unorganized mental processing, and (4) changes in consciousness which was measured by using the “Richmond Agitation and Sedation Scale (Chevillon et al., 2015). As with the “10- item Knowledge Test”, the “Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Units” reliability was not discussed by the authors of the study and the reliability cannot be established; however, in one study found the “Confusion Assessment Method for Intensive Care Units is an excellent diagnostic tool in critically ill ICU patients”, (Gusmao-Flores, Salluh, J. I. F., Chalhub, and
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