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Collaboration and Satisfaction About Care Decisions

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The Collaborabon and Satisfaction About Care Decisions (CSACD) was developed to contain seven questions concerning collaboration, six were constructed to measure the critical attributes of collaboration and one is a global measure of amount of collaboration. The number of questions was limited because the scale is designed to be given to ICU providers when they are delivering care. The scale needed to include all the critical attributes, but be brief because it was given to ICU care providers as they worked and needed to be completed within the same, preferably brief, time span for both providers. Measurement of multiple attributes of collaboration allows a companson of the correlations of the individual items to the global question, to begin to investigate whether there are differences in the defining attributes of collaboration for physicians and nurses. Instrument is included, in part, in the original article and the complete instrument can be obtained without cost form the original article author.

Judith Gedney Baggs, PhD, RN, Professor, Oregon Health and Science University

Is this tool available publicly? Yes - free

Measure Type:

Multiple item

Addresses these goal(s):

  • Conduct research on/evaluate team science

Tag to Construct:

  • Collaboration

Relevant Toolkit Keywords:

nurse-physician collaboration, care decisions, satisfaction, ICU

Brief description of procedure/scoring method:

Each item measuring a critical attnbute of collaboration was scored from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree) on a Likert-type scale. A seven-point scale was chosen because it offers enough choice to provide vanance without increasing the complexity of decision making, as when more choices are presented.

Reliability/Validity/Psychometric Properties:

See Baggs, JG (1994). Development of an instrument to measure collaboration and satisfaction about care decisions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 20, 176-182.


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Resource created by Janet Okamoto on 3/24/2011 3:10:46 PM.

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