Development of a healthcare quality improvement measurement tool: results of a content validity study

Hosp Top. 2002 Spring;80(2):7-13. doi: 10.1080/00185860209597989.


Current methods of measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) implementation are too long and not comprehensive. A new survey for CQI implementation was developed and tested for content validity using a panel of 8 experts--7 from the United States and 1 from England. The survey was reduced from 70 items to 22. The resultant survey had a clarity interrater agreement (IR) of .91, a representativeness IR of .93, a clarity content validity index (CVI) of .73, and a representativeness CVI of .91. Content validity served as an excellent data reduction method in building a valid, concise, and comprehensive measure of CQI implementation.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Consensus
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Management Quality Circles
  • Philosophy
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychometrics
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Total Quality Management / methods*
  • United States