Quality of Care

Comparing Psychiatric and Nonpsychiatric Nurse Reports on the Quality of Care in General Hospitals

Comparing Psychiatric and Nonpsychiatric Nurse Reports on the Quality of Care in General Hospitals

Measuring inpatient psychiatric environments: psychometric properties of the Practice Environment Scale-Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI)

Reliable and valid instruments are needed for evaluating complex inpatient psychiatric environments where psychiatric nurses work and patients get better. The Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Workforce Index (PES-NWI) is an instrument commonly used in outcomes research to measure constructs of the practice environment. However, psychometric properties of the PES-NWI have not been tested in a psychiatric nurse population. This paper examines the psychometric properties of the PES-NWI using a sample of hospital based psychiatric registered nurses.

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