Front‐line Staff Perspectives on a Caring Culture in Chinese Hospitals: Validation of a Chinese Version of the Culture of Care Barometer

Liying Ying, Joanne M Fitzpatrick, Julia Philippou, Yaping Zhang, Trevor Murrells, Anne Marie Rafferty*

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Abstract

Aims: The aim of this study is to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Culture of Care Barometer in health care organizations. Background: There is a lack of tools to gauge the caring culture in Chinese hospitals. The Culture of Care Barometer is a psychometrically sound measure for caring culture developed in Western settings. Methods: This study was guided by Sousa and Rojjanasrira's methodological approach. A total of 2365 staff were recruited from two tertiary hospitals. The Barometer was administered with the Hospital Culture Evaluation Index and Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire. Results: The content validity index was calculated as 0.99. The goodness-of-fit indices, apart from the model chi-square, which was statistically significant, all exceeded established thresholds for adequate fit. The internal consistency was very satisfactory. Pearson's correlation indicated that the tool has good concurrent and convergent validity. Conclusions: The Barometer is a reliable and valid instrument to assess front-line staff perspectives on a caring culture in Chinese hospitals. Implications for Nursing Management: Nursing managers can use the Barometer to gauge the caring culture in China. Tailored interventions can be designed to address specific domains, and additional support can be provided to more vulnerable departments or staff groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberDOI: 10.1111/jonm.13657
Pages (from-to)2093-2102
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
Volume30
Issue number6
Early online date4 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

Keywords

  • caring culture
  • China
  • Culture of Care Barometer
  • measurement
  • validation

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