Establishment of valid and reliable evaluation scales for the American Red Cross "Healthy pregnancy, healthy baby" course

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Jeffrey K. (Jeffrey Kevin) en_US Sredl, Jennifer A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:06Z 2011-06-03T19:39:06Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2000 .S69 en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem of the study was to develop valid and reliable evaluation tools for the American Red Cross course "Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby." From a table of specification, a pool of 87 items was developed into two evaluation scales. A thirteen-member jury of experts composed of professionals in prenatal education was used to establish content validity. The jury of experts reviewed the scales twice. The first review, items were subject to both a quantitative and qualitative review. Items were then retained, revised, or eliminated. The jury of experts then reviewed the scales a second time, and items again were subjected to quantitative and qualitative analysis. The second review included the use of the Content-Validity Ratio. All items in the scales that were not statistically significant at p<. 05 were eliminated. The validated evaluation scales made up of 46 items from the 87 originally proposed items were then pilot tested. Fifty-two women were then asked to complete the two evaluation scales one week apart. Upon completion of the pilot study, items were subjected to statistical analysis using test-retest, Cronbach's alpha, and internal constancy. Those items with a low test-test scores and/or internal constancy were then eliminated. The retained knowledge questions were then revised as the questions were subjected to quantitative analysis.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent v, 286 leaves : facsims. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Childbirth -- Study and teaching -- Evaluation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnant women -- Education -- Evaluation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational evaluation. en_US
dc.subject.other American Red Cross. en_US
dc.title Establishment of valid and reliable evaluation scales for the American Red Cross "Healthy pregnancy, healthy baby" course en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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