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Table 3 Reliability and construct validity

From: Designing a national model for assessment of nursing informatics competency

Items Subscale Factor loading R2 T-value CR AVE
  Basic computer skills   0.56 0.95
1 Using windows operating system 0.73 0.53 11.56   
2 Being able to resolve common error reports on the computer 0.76 0.57 12.21   
3 Using the antivirus software program to scan files, folders and drives 0.76 0.58 12.34   
4 Being capable of backing up computer files 0.73 0.53 11.63   
5 Operating computer accessories such as printers and scanners 0.76 0.58 12.30   
6 Using spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel 0.75 0.56 12   
7 Using external storage devices such as CD-ROMs, DVD ROMs, memory disks etc 0.79 0.63 13.11   
8 Using word processing software programs 0.74 0.55 11.90   
9 Having typing skills 0.73 0.54 11.71   
10 Using PowerPoint software application 0.81 0.65 13.54   
11 Using the Internet 0.70 0.50 10.95   
12 Using search engines on the Internet 0.76 0.57 12.22   
13 Using e-mails (e.g. sending mails, responding to mails, attaching files, forwarding mails and deleting mails) 0.75 0.56 11.98   
14 Using computer-based technologies safely 0.77 0.60 12.62   
15 Using computerized self-learning equipment 0.70 0.50 10.91   
  Informatics knowledge   0.95 0.65
16 Determining the most appropriate methods for accessing information electronically 0.71 0.51 11.37   
17 Recognizing that there are human functions that cannot be performed by computers 0.78 0.61 12.89   
18 Knowing the probability of making mistakes by computers 0.73 0.54 11.78   
19 Knowing the importance of confidentiality and privacy when processing computerized data and medical records 0.76 0.57 12.28   
20 Applying the principles of data integrity, professional ethics and legal requirements for patient confidentiality and data security 0.77 0.60 12.61   
21 Understanding and applying essential information-seeking concepts and practices 0.74 0.54 11.83   
22 Analyzing patient information needs and accessing technology resources to meet needs and evaluate effectiveness 0.79 0.63 13.11   
23 Recognizing the need for continual learning of informatics skills, applications, and knowledge 0.85 0.72 14.62   
24 Recognizing that a computer program has limitations due to its design and computer capacity 0.82 0.68 13.97   
25 Recognizing that it takes time, persistent effort, and skill for computers to become effective tools 0.81 0.65 13.55   
26 Knowing about the laws regarding protecting personal information in computers 0.81 0.66 13.63   
27 Recognizing the use and importance of nursing data for improving practice 0.83 0.69 14.05   
28 Recognizing when information and communicates are needed 0.88 0.77 15.43   
  Informatics skills   0.94 0.61
29 Using applications for diagnostic coding 0.71 0.50 11.10   
30 Extracting data from clinical data sets 0.75 0.57 12.07   
31 Accesses shared data sets 0.78 0.61 12.59   
32 Participates in influencing the attitudes of other nurses toward computer use for nursing practice 0.71 0.50 11.10   
33 Accessing, entering and retrieves local data for patient care (e.g. using the HIS and CIS for plans of care, assessment, intervention, notes and discharge planning 0.76 0.58 12.38   
34 Using an application to plan care for patient including discharge planning 0.77 0.59 12.52   
35 Participating in selection, design, implementation and evaluation of systems 0.81 0.65 13.27   
36 Teaching users and clients of nursing systems 0.87 0.76 15.15   
37 Correcting some of the defects observed in working with systems 0.85 0.73 14.46   
38 Applying information management technology for patient education 0.84 0.70 14.09   
  1. CR: Composite Reliability; R2: R-Squared; AVE: Average Variance Extracted; DVD: Digital Versatile Disc; ROM: Read-Only Memory; HIS: Hospital Information System; CIS: Clinical Information System;
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