Problem and Purpose: Virtual journal clubs (VJC) can facilitate a critical review of research to change nursing practice based on empirical findings through quality responses. The better the quality of the responses, the more nurses are critically reviewing the possibility of a change in practice based on evidence. However, an assessment tool to evaluate the quality of VJC responses does not exist. To determine the reliability and validity of a rubric developed to assess the quality of responses in a virtual journal club (VJC).

Method/Sample: This is a psychometric assessment of a tool study. Content validity will be established on a 4-point Likert scale where 5-10 clinical nurse educators will assess the relevance and clarity of each rubric item. Once agreement is met, inter-observer reliability will be established by the assessment of VJC responses from 10-20 Advanced and/or Expert nurses. Each VJC responses will have 2-3 assessments for comparison.


Content Validity Results

  • The 5 rubric items were considered to be sufficient to determine the quality of a response because none of the 7 reviewers suggested more or different items.

  • The content validity coefficients for all items were all excellent. 100% of the 7 reviewers found the 5 items relevant and 100% of the 7 reviewers found the 5 items clear.

Publication Date


Presented At:

12th Annual BHSF Research Conference

Content Type


Baptist Health South Florida Affiliations:

Simone Cheong MSHSA, MSN, CMSRN, RN

Additional Authors:

Sally Bonet MSN, RN

Lizette Gonzalez BSN, CMSRN, RN

Open Access

Available to all.