Title

Development of the Samuels Scale to rate pain management documentation

Abstract

Charting deficits and nominal-level data create difficulties when rating pain management documentation (PMD) quality. Researchers developed an interval level rating scale using Q-methodology. Pain entries (340), sorted into patterns, were rank ordered by nine pain management experts and distributed across a 7-point scale. Rankings demonstrated agreement (intraclass correlation coefficient = .96). One factor explained 77.19% of the variance. Reliability and validity were supported. Interval level data enable more robust testing of interventions to improve PMD outcomes. (C) 2008 by the American Society for Pain Management Nursing

Publication Date

12-1-2008

Journal Title

Pain Management Nursing

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.pmn.2008.06.004

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright © 2008, Elsevier