The Quality in Psychiatric Care–Inpatient Staff Instrument: A Psychometric Evaluation
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionHealthcare. 2022, 10 (7), . 10.3390/healthcare10071213
Much work has focused on the development of instruments that measure the quality of care, but few studies have been published for staff assessment of the quality of care provided by inpatient psychiatric care. Therefore, an instrument is needed to measure the quality of care from the perspective of facility staff. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Quality in Psychiatric Care-Inpatient Staff (QPC-IPS) instrument. A sample of 104 staff at seven wards in four regions in Sweden completed the QPC-IPS, which consists of 30 items covering six dimensions of quality. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the proposed six factor structure of the QPC-IPS. Internal consistency for the full QPC-IPS was adequate, but poor for some of the dimensions. Staff ratings of the quality of care were generally high. The highest rating was for the Support dimension and the lowest for the Secure environment dimension.