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REINA GAMBA, NADIA CAROLINA  and  VARGAS ROSERO, ELIZABETH. Validity of content and face validity of the instrument "Perception of behaviors of harmonized care". av.enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp.71-79. ISSN 0121-4500.

A methodological research was carried out whose objective was to determine the face validity and content validity of the instrument "Perception of behaviors of humanized nursing care" of Rivera and Triana, with twelve patients and/or their permanent care taker, who were hospitalized in the Clínica Country, and with eleven experts in the area of nursing research. The results of the validity process through psychometric tests show that said instrument has a high face validity with patients, with an agreement index of 0,94, a face validity with experts in the nursing area, with an average index, by an agreement index of 0,78 and a high content validity, with a content validity index of 0,83. However, in the qualitative analysis of face and content validity performed by the experts, several observations were found about the operationalization of the perception concept of nursing humanized care behaviors, that lead to suggest theoretical support of the instrument has to be revised again.

Keywords : Reproducibility of Results; Nursing; Perception; Behavior.

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