A confirmatory factor analysis of the student evidence-based practice questionnaire (s-ebpq) in an Australian sample

Beccaria, Lisa and Beccaria, Gavin and McCosker, Catherine (2018) A confirmatory factor analysis of the student evidence-based practice questionnaire (s-ebpq) in an Australian sample. Nurse Education Today, 62. pp. 69-73. ISSN 0260-6917

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Background: It is crucial that nursing students develop skills and confidence in using Evidence-Based Practice
principles early in their education. This should be assessed with valid tools however, to date, few measures have been developed and applied to the student population.

Objective: To examine the structural validity of the Student Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire (S-EBPQ),
with an Australian online nursing student cohort.

Design: A cross-sectional study for constructing validity.

Participants and Method: Three hundred and forty-five undergraduate nursing students from an Australian regional
university were recruited across two semesters. Confirmatory Factor Analysis was used to examine the
structural validity.

Results: Confirmatory Factor Analysis was applied which resulted in a good fitting model, based on a revised 20-
item tool.

Conclusions: The S-EBPQ tool remains a psychometrically robust measure of evidence-based practice use, attitudes,
and knowledge and skills and can be applied in an online Australian student context. The findings of this
study provided further evidence of the reliability and four factor structure of the S-EBPQ. Opportunities for
further refinement of the tool may result in improvements in structural validity.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 05:03
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 03:38
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.12.010
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33520

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