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Rasch Analysis of Lebanese Nurses’ Responses to the EIS Questionnaire

Clinton, Michael; Alayan, Nour; El-Alti, Leila


Michael Clinton

Nour Alayan


This study examined the psychometric characteristics of a 32-item modified version of the Ethical Issues Scale (EIS). Data were collected from 59 registered nurses at the American University of Beirut Medical Centre (AUBMC). Data were analyzed using WINSTEPS Rasch analysis software. The four-category EIS rating scale needs modification for future studies in Lebanon. All EIS scale items need rewording prior to translation into Arabic to avoid confusion among Lebanese nurses. Principal component analysis (PCA) of residuals indicated the possible presence of additional dimensions. Additional EIS items are needed to improve targeting.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Aug 12, 2014
Publication Date 2014-09
Deposit Date Nov 7, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 7, 2022
Journal SAGE Open
Print ISSN 2158-2440
Electronic ISSN 2158-2440
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 3
Keywords ethical dilemmas, nursing practice, EIS survey questionnaire, cultural fit, Rasch analysis
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