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Feasibility and acceptability of measuring positivity resonance in nurse-patient telehealth videoconferencing visits: A mixed-methods observational study.

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Koppel, PD; De Gagne, JC; Docherty, S; Smith, SK; Prose, NS; Thompson, JA; Otero, MC
Published in: J Clin Nurs
May 8, 2024

AIM: To investigate the feasibility and acceptability of the training process, procedures, measures and recruitment strategies necessary for a future investigation to test the reliability and validity of using positivity resonance measures in health care encounters. BACKGROUND: Although the measurement of positivity resonance is promising, and non-participant observation is considered effective, their approaches to studying nurse-patient relationships have not been fully explored. DESIGN: A mixed-methods observational study. METHODS: Video recordings of 30 nurse-patient dyads completing telehealth video visit encounters were edited and coded using behavioural indicators of positivity resonance. A post-visit survey gathered data on the participants' perceptions of positivity resonance and the study procedures. The research team completed memos and procedural logs to provide narrative data on the study's training, coding, recruitment and operational procedures. The study included 33 persons with cancer and 13 oncology nurses engaging in telehealth video visit encounters at an academic oncology ambulatory care center located in the southeastern United States. RESULTS: Study procedures were found to be feasible and acceptable to participants. An adequate sample of participants (N = 46) were enrolled and retained in the study. Interrater reliability, as evidenced by Cohen's weighted kappa, ranged from .575 to .752 and interclass correlation coefficients >.8 were attainable within a reasonable amount of time and with adequate training. Behavioural indicators of positivity resonance were observed in all telehealth visits and reported by the participants in the perceived positivity resonance survey. The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) checklist guided reporting. CONCLUSIONS: Designing research around the concept of positivity resonance is an innovative and feasible approach to exploring how rapport is cultivated within nurse-patient relationships. RELEVANCE TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Measuring positivity resonance may hold promise for exploring patient and nurse outcomes including trust, responsiveness, health-related behaviours, well-being, resilience and satisfaction. REPORTING METHOD: The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) checklist guided the reporting of results to ensure that adequate details of the study were provided to ensure an accurate and complete report. PATIENT OR PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION: Planning of the research design and study procedures was done in consultation with nurse clinicians with experience with telehealth and managers responsible within the practice setting where the study was conducted. This ensured the study procedures were ethical, safe, secure and did not create unnecessary burden to the study participants. The study included collecting data from nurse and patient participants about the acceptability of the study procedures.

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J Clin Nurs

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1365-2702

Publication Date

May 8, 2024

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Nursing
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1110 Nursing
 

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Koppel, P. D., De Gagne, J. C., Docherty, S., Smith, S. K., Prose, N. S., Thompson, J. A., & Otero, M. C. (2024). Feasibility and acceptability of measuring positivity resonance in nurse-patient telehealth videoconferencing visits: A mixed-methods observational study. J Clin Nurs. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.17174
Koppel, Paula D., Jennie C. De Gagne, Sharron Docherty, Sophia K. Smith, Neil S. Prose, Julie A. Thompson, and Marcela C. Otero. “Feasibility and acceptability of measuring positivity resonance in nurse-patient telehealth videoconferencing visits: A mixed-methods observational study.J Clin Nurs, May 8, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.17174.
Koppel PD, De Gagne JC, Docherty S, Smith SK, Prose NS, Thompson JA, Otero MC. Feasibility and acceptability of measuring positivity resonance in nurse-patient telehealth videoconferencing visits: A mixed-methods observational study. J Clin Nurs. 2024 May 8;
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Published In

J Clin Nurs

DOI

EISSN

1365-2702

Publication Date

May 8, 2024

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Nursing
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1110 Nursing