Table 1

Research questions and hypotheses of the validation study
Level of evidence and reliability Number of research question (R) or hypothesis (H) Research question or hypothesis
Evidence based on content validity R1 Are the items relevant and appropriate in terms of the patient safety climate construct?
R2 Are the items clear and easy to understand?
Evidence based on internal structure H1 The data from this study confirm the proposed six-factor model of the original SAQ.
H2 Individual items of the SAQ show high correlations within its respective factor.
Evidence based on relationship to other variables H3 There are moderate to strong correlations between the factor scores of the SAQ and scores on the Safety Organizing Scale.
Reliability: internal consistency H4 SAQ shows good internal consistency.

Zimmermann et al.

Zimmermann et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:347   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-347

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