Evaluate A Questionnaire Evaluate a survey to measure the attitude of hospital employees regarding patient safety. The survey can be found as part of Case

Evaluate a survey to measure the attitude of hospital employees regarding patient safety. The survey can be found as part of Case 15.1 (Zikmund et al., 2013). 

More information about the survey, its constructs (see Survey Items and Composite Measures), and survey guidance is available in the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) website.  This survey is the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.

For your evaluation be sure to consider:

  • the information that is being sought,
  • the content and words of individual questions,
  • the response forms to the questions,
  • the level of measurement,
  • and question sequence.

Length: Your paper should be between 5-7 pages, not including title and reference page.

References:  Include a minimum of five (5) scholarly sources.

370 Part 4: Measurement Concepts

CASE EXHIBIT 15.11 AHRQ Hospital Questionnaire (continued)

SECTION H: Background Information
This information will help in the analysis of the survey results. Mark ONE answer by filling in the circle.

1. How long have you worked in this hospital?

a . Less than 1 year d. 11 to 15 years
b. 1 to 5 years e. 16 to 20 years
c. 6 to 10 years f. 21 years or more

2. How long have you worked in your current hospital work area/unit?

a . Less than 1 year d. 11 to 15 years
b. 1 to 5 years e. 16 to 20 years
c. 6 to 10 years f. 21 years or more

3. Typically, how many hours per week do you work in this hospital?

a. Less than 20 hours per week d. 60 to 79 hours per week
b. 20 to 39 hours per week e. 80 to 99 hours per week
c. 40 to 59 hours per week f. 100 hours per week or more

4. What is your staff position in this hospital? Mark ONE answer that best describes your staff position.

a. Registered Nurse h. Dietician
b. Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner i. Unit Assistant/Clerk/Secretary
c. LVN/LPN j. Respiratory Therapist
d. Patient Care Assistant/Hospital Aide/Care Partner k. Physical, Occupational, or Speech Therapist

e. Attending/Staff Physician l. Technician (e.g., EKG, Lab, Radiology)
f. Resident Physician/Physician in Training m. Administration/Management

g. Pharmacist n. Other, please specify:

5. In your staff position, do you typically have direct interaction or contact with patients?

a. YES, I typically have direct interaction or contact with patients.
b. NO, I typically do NOT have direct interaction or contact with patients.

6. How long have you worked in your current specialty or profession?

a . Less than 1 year d. 11 to 15 years
b. 1 to 5 years e. 16 to 20 years
c. 6 to 10 years f. 21 years or more

SECTION I: Your Comments
Please feel free to write any comments about patient safety, error, or event reporting in your hospital.

THANK YOU FOR COMPLETING THIS SURVEY.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, “Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture,” http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/hospculture/.

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