The purpose of this study was the psychometric testing of a questionnaire to assess nurses' opinions, subjective norms, perceived difficulties, and knowledge related to palliative care. The 63-item MOVE2PC Questionnaire was tested among 219 nurses in groups differing in education and experience. The intra-rater agreement was moderate to good (k{cyrillic}>.5κmax), and internal consistency was good (alpha=.77). Construct validity was demonstrated by between-groups differences in knowledge, opinions, and perceived difficulties. Responsiveness was shown by improved scores after an education program. Time of completion was 20minutes, and 99% skipped at most five items, demonstrating feasibility. Findings support the usefulness of the instrument for assessing nurses' knowledge and views on palliative care.

Instrument development, Instrument validation, Nursing, Palliative care, Questionnaires,
Research in Nursing & Health
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Witkamp, F.E, van Zuylen, C, van der Rijt, C.C.D, & van der Heide, A. (2013). Validation of the rotterdam MOVE2PC questionnaire for assessment of nurses' knowledge and opinions on palliative care. Research in Nursing & Health. doi:10.1002/nur.21551