Caring in nursing: a multivariate analysis.

  title={Caring in nursing: a multivariate analysis.},
  author={A M Lea and Roger Watson and Ian J. Deary},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={28 3},
The dimensions underlying the perceptions of caring among nurses were investigated using the Edinburgh Caring Dimensions Inventory (CDI). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis techniques were used. While there was a general caring factor on which the majority of the items in the CDI loaded, there were two separable major dimensions to caring, namely 'psychosocial aspects' and 'professional and technical aspects'. In addition, two smaller dimensions were identified that were both related… CONTINUE READING
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