Clinical Nurse Specialist
Post-print: the version of the article having undergone peer review but prior to being published
Reliability and validity measurement issues are nothing new to clinical nurse specialists (CNS). Over the years, this journal has published a plethora of articles addressing measurement, and as students, CNSs were educated programs about the importance of reliability and validity as applied to instrument selection, usage and interpretation of scores. As a result, healthcare organizations know that their CNSs are the go-to professionals when a process or outcome needs to be measured. A recent announcement from the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) Clinic and Institute demonstrated the importance of liability as a third element to be considered when selecting and using instruments for measurement and evaluation. Liability is nothing to be taken lightly, particularly in the field of geriatrics where measures of cognition are used to inform life changing decisions for older adults that can trigger complaints by patients and families unhappy with the results.
Digital USD Citation
Mayo, Ann RN; DNSc; CNS; FAAN, "Reliability and Validity Measurement Issues: Nothing New to Clinical Nurse Specialists; But Liability Issues Too?" (2019). School of Nursing and Health Science: Faculty Scholarship. 30.