Validation of the Rotterdam MOVE2PC Questionnaire for assessment of nurses' knowledge and opinions on palliative care

Frederika E Witkamp, Lia van Zuylen, Carin C D van der Rijt, Agnes van der Heide

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The purpose of this study was the psychometric testing of a questionnaire to assess nurses' opinions, subjective norms, perceived difficulties, and knowledge related to palliative care. The 63-item MOVE2PC Questionnaire was tested among 219 nurses in groups differing in education and experience. The intra-rater agreement was moderate to good (к > .5κmax ), and internal consistency was good (alpha = .77). Construct validity was demonstrated by between-groups differences in knowledge, opinions, and perceived difficulties. Responsiveness was shown by improved scores after an education program. Time of completion was 20 minutes, and 99% skipped at most five items, demonstrating feasibility. Findings support the usefulness of the instrument for assessing nurses' knowledge and views on palliative care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-23
Number of pages12
JournalResearch in nursing & health
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Clinical Competence/statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Netherlands
  • Nurse's Role/psychology
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital/education
  • Palliative Care/standards
  • Psychometrics
  • Surveys and Questionnaires/standards

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