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Assessment of the Opening Minds Scale for use with nursing students

Happell, Brenda; Platania‐Phung, Chris; Scholz, Brett; Bocking, Julia; Horgan, Aine; Manning, Fionnuala; Doody, Rory; Hals, Elisabeth; Granerud, Arild; van der Vaart, Kornelis Jan; Allon, Jerry


Purpose: Evaluate the validity of the Opening Minds Scale (OMS) for nursing students via Rasch models and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Design and methods: Undergraduate nursing student responses to OMS (n = 423). Validity was evaluated via CFA and Rasch analysis. Findings: CFA results were strongest for a three-factor 13-item version of OMS. Rasch modeling supported sound properties for two of three scales. Internal reliabilities ranged between 0.6 and 0.7. Practice implications: OMS has...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
DOI: 10.1111/ppc.12393


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