Searching for a measurement  tool to assess nurses’ or other caregivers’ self-efficacy in establishing caring relationships?

The Caring Efficacy Scale, developed by Carolie J. Coates, Ph.D. includes:

  • a 30 item self reporting scale
  • a 30 item preceptor/supervisor scale

This Caring Efficacy Scale has a proven track record of reliability and validity:

  • Used in a variety of organizations including magnet hospitals, hospitals and out-patient facilities, nursing schools, community organizations, researchers, and to evaluate programs designed to enhance caring efficacy
  • Used by researchers and program evaluators in U.S., Canada, U.K., Scotland, China, Philippines, and Japan
  • Recommended by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, as a measurement scale to assess nurses’ belief about caring efficacy.
  • Included in two books edited by Dr. Watson (available at Amazon):
    "Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Sciences", editions 1 and 2