Test-Retest Reliability of the Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice Survey Instrument.

Journal Article (Multicenter Study;Journal Article)

Background and purpose

Assessment of nursing genomic competency is critical given increasing genomic applications to health care. The study aims were to determine the test-retest reliability of the Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice Survey (GGNPS), which measures this competency, and to revise the survey accordingly.


Registered nurses (n = 232) working at 2 Magnet-designated hospitals participating in a multiinstitutional genomic competency study completed the GGNPS. Cohen's kappa and weighted kappa were used to measure the agreement of item responses between Time 1 and Time 2. Survey items were revised based on the results.


Mean agreement for the instrument was 0.407 (range = 0.150-1.000). Moderate agreement or higher was achieved in 39% of the items.


GGNPS test-retest reliability was not optimal, and the instrument was refined based on the study findings. Further testing of the revised instrument is planned to assess the instrument performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Calzone, KA; Culp, S; Jenkins, J; Caskey, S; Edwards, PB; Fuchs, MA; Reints, A; Stange, B; Questad, J; Badzek, L

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 68

PubMed ID

  • 27103245

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4883680

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1945-7049

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1061-3749

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/1061-3749.24.1.54


  • eng