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Leading a Culture of Quality (LCQ) Measure (appears in: Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument for Measuring Organizational Climate for Quality: Evidence From a National Sample of Infection Preventionists). Copyright: American Journal of Medical Quality.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Pogorzelska-Maziarz, M.; Nembhard, I. M.; Schnall, R.; Nelson, S.; Stone, P. W.

Title, Section

Leading a Culture of Quality (LCQ) Measure (appears in: Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument for Measuring Organizational Climate for Quality: Evidence From a National Sample of Infection Preventionists). Copyright: American Journal of Medical Quality.

Publication Year

2016

Journal Title

American Journal of Medical Quality

Volume

31

Issue

5

Pages

441-447

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 25999523

DOI

10.1177/1062860615587322

Abstract

In recent years, there has been increased interest in measuring the climate for infection prevention; however, reliable and valid instruments are lacking. This study tested the psychometric properties of the Leading a Culture of Quality for Infection Prevention (LCQ-IP) instrument measuring the infection prevention climate in a sample of 972 infection preventionists from acute care hospitals. An exploratory principal component analysis showed that the instrument had structural validity and captured 4 factors related to the climate for infection prevention: Psychological Safety, Prioritization of Quality, Supportive Work Environment, and Improvement Orientation. LCQ-IP exhibited excellent internal consistency, with a Cronbach α of .926. Criterion validity was supported with overall LCQ-IP scores, increasing with the number of evidence-based prevention policies in place (P = .047). This psychometrically sound instrument may be helpful to researchers and providers in assessing climate for quality related to infection prevention.

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