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Table 4 User-friendliness of the ICDSC (n = 34 bedside nurses of the ICU)

From: Psychometric properties of the intensive care delirium screening checklist when used by bedside nurses in clinical practice: a prospective descriptive study

ItemsEntirely disagree, n (%)Mainly disagree, n (%)Mainly agree, n (%)Entirely agree, n (%)
Clarity of content/concepts of the scale
 The concepts of the scale were clear to me0 (0)1 (2.9)16 (47.1)17 (50.0)
 The concepts were compatible with the language used in practice1 (2.9)1 (2.9)13 (38.2)19 (55.9)
 The way in which the observations are described is free of values and judgement0 (0)6 (17.6)11 (32.4)17 (50.0)
 There was a clear difference between the possible answers0 (0)5 (14.7)15 (44.1)14 (41.2)
Nurses’ perception of their competence to fill out the scale
 I have sufficient knowledge from my training/experience to evaluate the observations on the scale0 (0)0 (0)14 (41.2)20 (58.8)
 I could quickly make a choice between the possible answers0 (0)4 (11.8)17 (50.0)13 (38.2)
 I requested help from others because it was not clear to me what was being asked11 (32.4)12 (35.3)7 (20.6)4 (11.8)
 The instructions on the form helped me in choosing the answers0 (0)1 (2.9)15 (44.1)18 (52.9)
Relevance/feasibility of the scale
 I found it a handy instrument to spot delirium symptoms0 (0)6 (17.6)21 (61.8)7 (20.6)
 This instrument offered added value to my practice of nursing0 (0)14 (41.2)12 (35.3)8 (23.5)
Clarity of single ICDSC items
 Item 1 (altered level of consciousness) is clear to me0 (0)0 (0)13 (38.2)21 (61.8)
 Item 2 (inattention) is clear to me0 (0)0 (0)12 (25.8)22 (64.7)
 Item 3 (disorientation) is clear to me0 (0)1 (2.9)10 (29.4)23 (67.6)
 Item 4 (hallucination, delusion, psychosis) is clear to me0 (0)1 (2.9)15 (44.1)18 (52.9)
 Item 5 (psychomotor agitation or retardation) is clear to me0 (0)1 (2.9)13 (38.2)20 (58.8)
 Item 6 (inappropriate speech or mood) is clear to me0 (0)4 (11.8)14 (41.2)16 (47.1)
 Item 7 (sleep/wake cycle disturbance) is clear to me0 (0)1 (2.9)14 (41.2)19 (55.9)
 Item 8 (symptom fluctuation) is clear to me0 (0)4 (11.8)13 (38.2)17 (50.0)
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