Creation of the communication skills scale in health professionals, CSS-HP.

  • César Leal Valencia Health Ministry. Vega Baja Hospital (Alicante - Spain)
  • Sonia Tirado Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche. Avda. de la Universidad s/n 03202 Elche (Alicante)
  • Jesús Rodríguez-Marín Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche.
  • Carlos J. van-der Hofstadt Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche. Valencia Health Ministry. University General Hospital of Alicante (Spain)
Keywords: Health, communication, scale, communications skills, healthcare professionals,

Abstract

This work presents the process of creating the scale on communication skills scale in health professionals, CSS-HP. This aspect is not shown in the process of developing tools despite being considered a fundamental part. For this, it shows the entire process of creating the scale, from the operational definition of the construct to measure, backed by a group of experts, as the process of creating the items following the specification tables of the scale and items. It also includes qualitative evaluation phase of the items created by the group of experts and preliminary trials of the scale, fundamental aspects for obtaining content and consensus validity evidence on the future tool. The results show that experts appreciated positively the construct definition made and items created from that definition, which were modified and eliminated according to these results.

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Author Biographies

César Leal, Valencia Health Ministry. Vega Baja Hospital (Alicante - Spain)

Valencia Health Ministry. Vega Baja Hospital (Alicante - Spain)

Full Time Professor. Catholic University of Murcia (Spain)

Sonia Tirado, Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche. Avda. de la Universidad s/n 03202 Elche (Alicante)
Associate Professor. Health Psychology Department. Methodology in Behavioral Sciencies Area. University Miguel Hernández de Elche.
Jesús Rodríguez-Marín, Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche.

University Chair Professor. Social Psychiology Area. Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche.

Carlos J. van-der Hofstadt, Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche. Valencia Health Ministry. University General Hospital of Alicante (Spain)

Clinical Psychology. University General Hospital of Alicante

Lecturer. Health Psychology Department. University Miguel Hernández de Elche.

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Published
25-12-2015
How to Cite
Leal, C., Tirado, S., Rodríguez-Marín, J., & van-der Hofstadt, C. J. (2015). Creation of the communication skills scale in health professionals, CSS-HP. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(1), 49-59. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.1.184701
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Clinical and Health Psychology