Who is Being Assessed or Evaluated?:
Self-report (e.g., survey, questionnaire, self-rating)
Source of Data:
Health care trainees
Health care providers, staff
Notes for Data Sources:
Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses and pediatric residents comprised the validation study sample for the 1994 study.
Reported perceptions, experiences of working relationships, teamwork
Notes for Content:
The tool focuses on the decision to transfer a patient out of the ICU, and the extent to which this decision is made collaboratively between nurses and physicians. The tool contains six items targeting separate aspects of nurse-physician collaboration, and one global item measuring collaboration, all for a particular patient. There are also two items measuring satisfaction with the decision making process for the patient and the final decision for the patient.
The tool content has applicability for all ICUs (e.g., medical, cardiac, surgical critical care, neonatal) and a wide range of professionals affected by, if not involved with patient decisions: anesthesia, oncology, mental health, rehab, neurology, infectious disease, emergency departments, and community health providers. In subsequent uses, the instrument as been used to assess unit-level and team-level decision making.
9 items; no time length specified
7-point likert-type scale ranging from Strongly disagree (1) to Strongly agree (7) for individual collaboration items, No Collaboration (1) to Complete Collaboration (7) for global collaboration item, and Not Satisfied (1) to Very Satisfied (7) for satisfaction items.
In the 1994 study, nurses filled out paper surveys and returned the surveys to a labelled box in the breakroom. Residents filled out a paper survey and mailed it back to the researchers.
The six individual collaboration items are averaged to form a collaboration score. The global item score is used separately as are the two satisfaction item scores.
Copyrighted (needs permission of author)
Notes on Access:
Although the items can be found in the article, the author requests that interested colleagues contact her for permission to use the CSACD. She is happy to provide permission as long as users agree to four things: (1) to share their results with her, (2) to cite her appropriately if they publish, (3) to not publish the instrument, and (4) to check with her before modifying the tool. In exchange for this agreement, the author will send you three versions of the instrument and a reference list.