Notes Table 1. Example of Computing Item and Composite Percent Positive Scores

2011 User Comparative Database Report

Four Items Measuring "Nonpunitive Response to Mistakes"For Positively Worded Items, Number of "Strongly Agree" or "Agree" ResponsesFor Negatively Worded Items, Number of "Strongly Disagree" or "Disagree" ResponsesTotal Number of Responses to ItemPercent Positive Response on Item
Item A10: negatively worded
"Staff are blamed when a resident is harmed"NA*120260120/260=46%
Item A12: negatively worded
"Staff are afraid to report their mistakes"NA*130250130/250=52%
Item A15: positively worded
"Staff are treated fairly when they make mistakes"110NA*240110/240=46%
Item A18: positively worded
"Staff feel safe reporting their mistakes"140NA*250140/250=56%
Composite Score % Positive = (46% + 52% + 46% + 56%) / 4 = 50%

* NA = Not applicable

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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: Notes Table 1. Example of Computing Item and Composite Percent Positive Scores: 2011 User Comparative Database Report. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/nursing-home/2011/nhsurv11notestab1.html