Development of a Healthcare Quality Improvement Measurement Tool: Results of a Content Validity Study

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Abstract.Current methods of measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) implementation are too long and not comprehensive. A new survey for CQI implementation was developed and tested for content validity using a panel of 8 experts-7 from the United States and 1 from England. The survey was reduced from 70 items to 22. The resultant survey had a clarity interrater agreement (IR) of .91, a representativeness IR of .93, a clarity content validity index (CVI) of .73, and a representativeness CVI of .91. Content validity served as an excellent data reduction method in building a valid, concise, and comprehensive measure of CQI implementation.

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