Missed nursing care, according to Kalisch and Williams, is nursing care that is not completed to the highest quality of care, leading to an increase in hospital costs and poor patient outcomes. Missed nursing care can occur with any patient population; however, a survey by Kasich called the MISSCARE Survey has only been used in the adult and neonatal populations. Pediatric patients are a diverse and complex subset of the population, differing greatly from the adult and neonatal populations, thus identifying a need for a focused pediatric survey to effectively study missed nursing care in the pediatric setting. The purpose of this research, therefore, was to create and validate a pediatric nursing care survey
A convenience sample of 10 pediatric experts completed the Expert Panel Survey to determine a content validity ratio (CVR) and content validity index (CVI) of a modified, MISSCARE Survey (Kalisch & Williams, 2009). Items determined to be essential by ninety percent or more of the participants (CVR> 0.78), were included in the MISSCARE-Pediatric Survey.
Results showed that the CVI of the MISSCARE-Pediatric Survey determined by the Expert Panel was 0.9, meaning the items are essential to the pediatric population (Gilbert & Prion, 2016a). The created MISSCARE-Pediatric Survey includes 18 questions in section A (Types of Missed Nursing Care), 28 questions in section B (Reasons for Missed Nursing Care), and 9 questions in Demographics. Future research will determine content reliability of the MISSCARE-Pediatric Survey.
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Baker, Molly S., "Pediatric MISSCARE Survey To Fill In The Gaps" (2018). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 401.