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Measuring safety climate in health care

Flin, R. and Burns, C. and Mearns, K. and Yule, S. and Robertson, E. (2006) Measuring safety climate in health care. Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 15. pp. 109-115. ISSN 0963-8172

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    A systematic literature review was undertaken to study sample and questionnaire design characteristics (source, no of items, scale type), construct validity (content validity, factor structure and internal reliability, concurrent validity), within group agreement, and level of analysis. Twelve studies were examined. There was a lack of explicit theoretical underpinning for most questionnaires and some instruments did not report standard psychometric criteria. Where this information was available, several questionnaires appeared to have limitations. More consideration should be given to psychometric factors in the design of healthcare safety climate instruments, especially as these are beginning to be used in large scale surveys across healthcare organisations.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 4123
    Keywords: safety climate, patient safety, worker safety, questionnaires, psychometric factors, health care, Management. Industrial Management, Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Psychology(all)
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
    Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2008
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 13:38

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