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Development of an instrument to assess staff perceptions of the impact of trust-based clinical audit programmes

Development of an instrument to assess staff perceptions of the impact of trust-based clinical audit programmes
Development of an instrument to assess staff perceptions of the impact of trust-based clinical audit programmes
We have developed and tested a questionnaire to assess staff perceptions of the impact of clinical audit within hospital and community trusts. The aim is to provide a tool for audit departments to assess the progress of their audit programmes, alongside other monitoring methods, and to identify perceived problems, and resistant or neglected groups of staff. Desirable attributes of audit programmes were identified through a qualitative analysis of policy documents from key national bodies. After pre?testing, 24 items were included in the questionnaire, along with an overall question on the value of audit, and space for written comments and suggestions. The questionnaire was piloted with health professionals in three trusts in South Thames. 371 out of 566 (66%) questionnaires were returned completed. After omitting two items the scale showed good internal consistency. The scale also performed well against the three tests of validity. The survey showed interesting differences between staff groups in the trusts
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83-89
Lord, J.
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Littlejohns, P.
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Lord, J.
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Littlejohns, P.
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Lord, J. and Littlejohns, P. (1996) Development of an instrument to assess staff perceptions of the impact of trust-based clinical audit programmes. Journal of Clinical Effectiveness, 1 (3), 83-89. (doi:10.1108/eb020842).

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We have developed and tested a questionnaire to assess staff perceptions of the impact of clinical audit within hospital and community trusts. The aim is to provide a tool for audit departments to assess the progress of their audit programmes, alongside other monitoring methods, and to identify perceived problems, and resistant or neglected groups of staff. Desirable attributes of audit programmes were identified through a qualitative analysis of policy documents from key national bodies. After pre?testing, 24 items were included in the questionnaire, along with an overall question on the value of audit, and space for written comments and suggestions. The questionnaire was piloted with health professionals in three trusts in South Thames. 371 out of 566 (66%) questionnaires were returned completed. After omitting two items the scale showed good internal consistency. The scale also performed well against the three tests of validity. The survey showed interesting differences between staff groups in the trusts

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Published date: 1996
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 382190
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/382190
ISSN: 1361-5874
PURE UUID: 20e7d17e-de8d-44c5-8d8b-8d5cb25da73f
ORCID for J. Lord: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1086-1624

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Last modified: 12 Nov 2019 01:34

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Author: J. Lord ORCID iD
Author: P. Littlejohns

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