Jason M. Etchegaray

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We examined whether two memories can be retrieved concurrently from long-term memory. In Experiment 1, the subjects recalled words, either from two categories--alternating between the two--or from just one category. In Experiment 2, the subjects recalled two words belonging to either the same category or different categories, and the category prompts for(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) safety culture, as measured by the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ), varies widely. Associations with clinical outcomes in the adult intensive care unit setting make the SAQ an attractive tool for comparing clinical performance between hospitals. Little information is available on the use of the SAQ for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the reliability and predictive validity of two patient safety culture surveys-Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) and Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS)-when administered to the same participants. Also to determine the ability to convert HSOPS scores to SAQ scores. METHOD Employees working in intensive care units in 12(More)
Diagnostic errors are common and harmful, but difficult to define and measure. Measurement of diagnostic errors often depends on retrospective medical record reviews, frequently resulting in reviewer disagreement. We aimed to test the accuracy of an instrument to help detect presence or absence of diagnostic error through record reviews. We gathered(More)
Although overweight and obese individuals are turning to Internet communities for social support for weight loss, there is no validated online instrument for measuring the subjective social support experiences of participants in these communities. The authors' objective was to determine whether an online version of a validated paper questionnaire, the(More)
BACKGROUND Variation in healthcare delivery and outcomes in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may be partly explained by differences in safety culture. OBJECTIVE To describe NICU care giver assessments of safety culture, explore variability within and between NICUs on safety culture domains, and test for association with care giver characteristics. (More)
BACKGROUND Online weight loss programmes allow members to use social media tools to give and receive social support for weight loss. However, little is known about the relationship between the use of social media tools and the perception of specific types of support. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the frequency of using social media tools(More)
The measurement equivalence of job satisfaction ratings from physicians and nurses working in intensive care units was tested in the present study. Seventy-two nurses and 72 physicians completed the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire, which contains five items about job satisfaction. Measurement equivalence across nurses and physicians of the job satisfaction(More)
This report describes the development and implementation of The University of Texas Close Call Reporting System, an anonymous tool used to collect information about potential errors that do not reach the patient. The system was originally developed through experimentation, using a fund of knowledge collected in the aviation industry. A multidisciplinary(More)
OBJECTIVES To demonstrate a statistical analysis for testing the measurement equivalence of a patient safety survey instrument. The survey instrument examined in the present study is the Medication Administration Error Reporting Survey. METHODS Surveys were posted to a random sample of registered nurses in the State of Texas, with 435 nurses completing(More)