DOI: 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC15.68

Authors: Sri Mulyani, Intansari Nurjannah and Sri Warsini


Background. Assessment is the first process in nursing process which will lead to nursing diagnoses. Assessment for community nursing diagnoses may be different with individual or family’s nursing diagnoses. However, up to now there is no standard nursing assessment tool for community setting in Indonesia. Aims. This study aim is to develop a community assessment tool in order to help nurses in the process of diagnostic reasoning in community setting. Method. A test-retest psychometric study was conducted within two weeks interval to measure the validity and reliability of The Community Assessment System (CAS). As many as 193 involved as respondent. Data was collected from September to October 2014 in two villages within one public health centre’s area in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Results. The results show that CAS can be considered as a valid and reliable tool for community assessment in Indonesia. The Cronbach Alpha value was 0.857 for test and 0.772 for retest. The test-retest reliability was confirmed by intra class correlation (r=0.37; 95{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465} confidence interval = 0.18-0.60).

Keywords: psychometric testing, community, assessment

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