Reflective capacity in nurses in specialist education: Swedish translation and psychometric evaluation of the Reflective Capacity Scale of the Reflective Practice Questionnaire

Abstract Aim This study aimed to test the validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the Reflective Capacity Scale of the Reflective Practice Questionnaire in a nursing context. Design Non‐experimental and cross‐sectional. Methods The instrument was translated from English to Swedish using a...

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Main Authors: Silje Gustafsson, Åsa Engström, Britt‐Marie Lindgren, Sebastian Gabrielsson
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wiley 2021-03-01
Series:Nursing Open
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Online Access:https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.659
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Summary:Abstract Aim This study aimed to test the validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the Reflective Capacity Scale of the Reflective Practice Questionnaire in a nursing context. Design Non‐experimental and cross‐sectional. Methods The instrument was translated from English to Swedish using a translation and back‐translation procedure. Data for the validity and reliability analysis were collected from Registered Nurses in specialist education (n = 156) at two Swedish universities. Results The Swedish version of the Reflective Capacity Scale of the Reflective Practice Questionnaire is a valid and reliable instrument that assesses the reflective capacity of healthcare practitioners. Our findings suggest a unidimensional structure of the instrument, excellent internal consistency and good reliability. Conclusion The Swedish version of the Reflective Capacity Scale of the Reflective Practice Questionnaire has a degree of reliability and validity that is satisfactory, indicating that the instrument can be used as an assessment of reflective capacity in nurses.
ISSN:2054-1058