How nursing students' perceptions of community care and a redesigned curriculum interact; A longitudinal cohort study

This database represents data from 281 respondents with the purpose to measure their perceptions of community care with the measuring instrument SCOPE (Scale on Community Care Perceptions/ see references). Data collection took place at the Faculty of Health Of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. The respondents are all part of one single cohort of baccalaureate nursing students who started their education in September 2014. Data were collected at four timepoints in the same respondents once in each study year (1,2,3 and 4): around September/October 2014 (group is named 1414), February 2016 (group 1415), February 2017 (group 1416) and May 2018 (group 1417). This student cohort group underwent a new four-year curriculum containing more elements of community nursing. SCOPE is a 35-item scale containing: background variables, 11 measuring the affective component, 5 measuring community care perception as a placement, 17 as a future profession, 6 on students' preferences of areas in healthcare for a placement, and 2 on the reasons underlying student preference. The items in the three subscales have a range of 1-10. The placement and profession scale also have the option 11 (I don't know).

Filesets:
1 t/m 6: SPSS files (4 source files, 2 working files, a wide and a long version)
7: SPSS syntax file
8: PDF-file with a description of the variables
9: PDF-file with the questionnaire SCOPE

Variables in merged file/ wide version (used in analysis):
1-241 correspond with items in SCOPE (the instrument is published by open access). The cohort name is added to each item
242-245 correspond with sums of the variables in three subscales and total scale (name: @perceptotal)
246-261 represents calculated means of each subscales and scale per cohort
262 and 263 are calculations of the times a respondent mentioned a preference for rehabilitation (262) and the hospital (263)
264 are calculations of the times a respondent did not participate, due to missing or drop-out.

The long version of the SPSS file is created to conduct a Mixed Method analysis, and it contains the same variables.

Contact
Because of the sensitive nature of the data, the fileset is confidential and will be shared only under strict conditions. For more information contact opensciencesupport@hva.nl