The Quality in Psychiatric Care-Forensic In-Patient Staff (QPC-FIPS) instrument: Psychometric properties and staff views of the quality of forensic psychiatric services in Sweden
2013 (English)In: Open Journal of Nursing, ISSN 2162-5336, E-ISSN 2162-5344, Vol. 3, no 3, 330-341 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psy- chometric properties and dimensionality of the in- strument Quality in Psychiatric Care-Forensic In-Pa- tient Staff (QPC-FIPS) and to describe the perceived quality of psychiatric care among forensic inpatient service staff. A sample of 348 forensic inpatient staff from 18 forensic wards in Sweden participated in the study. A confirmatory factor analysis revealed a seven-factor structure with item loadings > 0.50 on expected factors, indicating adequate psychometric properties. The staff’s ratings of quality of care were high, 94% being positive. The highest ratings were found for the secluded-environment dimension and the lowest for the secure-environment dimension. Several factors influenced the ratings of quality of care, for instance, staff’s time to perform their duties and staff’s age. It is concluded that the QPC-FIPS can give valuable information about staff’s percep- tions of the quality of care provided at inpatient fo- rensic psychiatric care services, which can be used to identify areas for quality improvement. Use of the QPC-FIPS is an easy and inexpensive way to evaluate quality in forensic inpatient care, preferably in con- junction with the QPC-FIP instrument developed for forensic inpatients and covering the same items and dimensions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Irvine, USA: Scientific Research Publishing, 2013. Vol. 3, no 3, 330-341 p.
Forensic Inpatient Care, Psychiatry, Psychometric Properties, Sweden, Quality in Psychiatric, Care-Forensic In-Patient Staff (QPC-FIPS), Quality of Care
Research subject Psychiatry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-40419DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2013.33045OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-40419DiVA: diva2:777254