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Korean J Women Health Nurs. 2019 Mar;25(1):99-111. Korean.
Published online Mar 13, 2019.  https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2019.25.1.99
© 2019 Korean Society of Women Health Nursing
Development of Nurses' Practical Educational Needs Scale for Women with Infertility
Jummi Park,1 Nayeon Shin,2 Kyungmi Lee,3 and Junghyun Choi1
1Professor, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Korea.
2Unit Manager, Bundang CHA Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Registered Nurse, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Corresponding author: Nayeon Shin. Nursing Department, Bundang CHA Hospital, 59 Yatap-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam 13496, Korea. Tel: +82-31-780-5835, Fax: +82-31-780-5845, Email: nabong78@hanmail.net
Received Feb 07, 2019; Revised Feb 27, 2019; Accepted Mar 02, 2019.

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Abstract

Purpose

To develop nurses' educational needs scale for woman with infertility.

Methods

A total of 201 nurses in charge of infertility health services in 4 infertility hospitals and 1 public health center were enrolled for this study. The scale was developed through literature review, in-depth interview, development of preliminary items, verification of content validity, development of secondary items, verification of construct validity, and extraction of final items. Data were analyzed using item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and Cronbach's α.

Results

Nurses' educational needs scale for women with infertility consisted of 41 items. Three factors (education for disease and symptom of infertility, supporting and counselling for infertility patients, and education for daily life of infertile patients) explained 63.7% of the total variance.

Conclusions

Nurses' educational needs scale for woman with infertility demonstrated acceptable validity and reliability. Its items could be used to assess the level of educational needs for nurses in charge of infertility health services.

Keywords: Needs assessment; Education; Nurses; Infertility

Tables


Table 3
Convergent and Discriminant Validity (N=201)
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Notes

Funding:This article was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant 2018.

Conflict of Interest:The authors declared no conflict of interest.

Author Contributions:

  • Conceptualization: Park J.

  • Formal analysis: Lee K.

  • Writing - original draft: Shin N.

  • Writing - review & editing: Choi J.

Summary Statement

  • What is already known about this topic?

    Nurses who care for infertile patients have complex educational needs. However, there is a lack of instruments to adequately measure their educational needs.

  • What this paper adds?

    This paper developed a scale to assess nurses' educational needs to care for patients with infertility. The developed scale consisted of 41 items and demonstrated acceptable reliability and validity.

  • Implications for practice, education and/or policy

    By using nurses' educational needs scale for woman with infertility developed in this study, educational needs for nurses in charge of infertility health services can be assessed and identified to care for patients with infertility, thus improving their nursing quality.

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