DOI: 10.5176/2345-718X_1.1.17

Authors: Syafrina Arbaani Djuria and Moh. Afandi


Mini-CEX (Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise) was a method of evaluation to assess the clinical skills of students through direct observation and provide constructive feedback. To develop a measure tool mini-CEX as an effective measure of evaluation, it is necessary to the validity and reliability of the accuracy of the mini-CEX to improving students’ learning and develop clinical education program. In the developing country, very few studies have been designed and conducted on Mini-CEX of Nursing. Moreover, in Indonesia, there is no instrument Mini-CEX of Nursing yet.

Generally, this research aims to develop the use of the mini-CEX measure as professional nurses performance evaluation tool. In particular aims (a) to analyze the mini-CEX measure existing in the profession nurses, (b) to analyze the mini-CEX focused on nursing education, (c) for the validity and reliability of the tool with the mini-CEX as educational evaluation tools Nurses.

This research was a descriptive quantitative method with cross sectional design. It developed an assessment tool in measuring competencies nursing students from the competencies published by PSIK UMY, 2011 adopted of ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine), 1995; Taiwan, 2011; and British Dermatological Nursing Group. Content validity was done by the expert review to consist of 4 people are 2 nursing education and 2 medical education. The result validity are trial with used questionnaire. The respondents were 35 preceptors in the teaching hospitals of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta. The reliability test was done by Cronbach alpha test. From the initial assessment tool which had 51 items, it became 47 items after the expert review and the reliability test. The computed Cronbach’s alpha for the 47-item scale for mini-CEX was 0.988, indicating high internal consistency. So the instrument is reliable for measuring the competencies of nursing students. This research concluded that the assessment tool in measuring competencies of the nursing student had demonstrated evidence of internal consistency reliability and content validity. It provided an objective tool for assessing the nursing students competencies during do clinical education program.

Keywords: Mini-CEX, measurement tools, evaluation

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