Content Validation Assignment
Content Validation Assignment
Content Validation Assignment
Development, Construction, and Content Validation of questionnaires to understand the perception of the stakeholders.
I am a COO of a non-for-profit. I need to perform an evaluation questionnaire within several key specific areas to understand the possible reasons why referral rates both from inside and outside the organization are stagnant.
HHCS is a non-for-profit healthcare organization that offers 5 programs including H-hospice, H-home health, H-kids care, H-PACE, and H-connections.
The questionnaires need to be an assessment tool, which are based on a specific nursing model, backed up by a nursing theory, supported by an illustrated design.
The questionnaires must only yield Quantitative data (absolutely no qualitative data).
The composer of the questionnaires must include a scholarly paper 5 – 6 pages in length that includes an introduction, the described problem, a literature review (of at least 10 scholarly articles), described the nursing model used to develop the questionnaires, the nursing theory supporting the use of the questionnaires, discuss why the questionnaires are needed, propose and evaluative tool for post-data collection, and provide a conclusion.
Make sure to include:
Prevalence of the problem/Significance/Relevance to practice
Purpose statement and project objectives
Implications for change in practice
Theoretical framework or conceptual model guiding evidence based practice
Evidence based literature review
The scholarly article must be in APA format.
The questionnaires must be presented in a table format.
Problem: The organization is having trouble obtaining referrals from all areas of opportunity inside and outside of the organization. This has been attributed the company brand HHCS, which stands for H- Healthcare services being traditionally a hospice organizations. However, in the last 5 years, the organization has included the other 4 programs described above. The problem is that staff members, directors, managers, social workers the local largest hospital, and the public still relates the HHCS logo with H-hospice.
Goal: To develop 8 questionnaires specifically designed around the stakeholders involved. Each of the stake holders should have 5 common “general questions”, and 5 discipline specific questions.
The development of the questionnaires is aimed at understanding the knowledge of the stakeholders in regards to the 5 different programs offered at HHCS, and trying to understand why they are not referring patients/clients/relatives into the programs.
Physicians (outside of the organization)
Physicians (inside of the organization)
Case Managers (inside of the organization)
The public (outside of the organization).
Questionnaire for admission RNs (inside of the organization).
Questionnaire for Social workers (inside the organization).
Questionnaire for nursing managers (inside the organization).
Questionnaire for nursing directors (inside the organization).
Questionnaire for physicians (inside the organization).
Questionnaire for physicians (outside the organizations).
Questionnaire for hospital Case Managers that discharge patients (outside of the organizations).
Questionnaire for the public (outside of the organization).
Questionnaire sample tentative questions, general and specific (sample sample sample)
Are you aware that HHCS provides multiple programs?
Have you referred a friend/patient/client to HHCS to be evaluated for eligibility into one of our programs?
Are your aware of the criteria needed to be met for each individual program at HHCS?
Are you able to locate literature that explains the criteria needed to be eligible for admission into our programs?
Questionnaire for admission RNs:
In the last 6 months have you evaluated a patient to be taken under HHCS’s hospice services that did not meet criteria?
In the last six months have you referred a patient that was not taken into hospice care to another one of HHC’s programs?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
- Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
- Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
- One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
- I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
- Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
- In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
- Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
- Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
- Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
- Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
- I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
- I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
- As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
- It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
- For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
- Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
- Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
- Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
- The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
- Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
- If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
- I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
- As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
- Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
- Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
- Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.