Invitation to participate in a Research Project

9th March 2021
By Emma Harbeck




Project Title: Examining perceived perioperative nursing competence over time (PPCS-R-SF) (GU ref no: 2020/687) 


Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a national survey describing perioperative nurses’ perceptions of competence in Operating Room (OR).

We need your expertise to validate a short-form measure of perioperative competence, the PPCS-R, to examine how self-reported perioperative competence may change over time, and if it is influenced by training. Therefore, we are inviting perioperative nurses to participate in a short anonymous online survey.  


If you agree to participate, you will be asked to complete two short online surveys, one to be completed immediately with the second survey to be completed after 6 months. These surveys will include items about your background, experience and engagement in perioperative training, and self-efficacy in general. Your completion of both surveys will enable us to make comparisons between existing measures and examine the underlining conceptual dimensions of the revised short-form scale. Each survey would take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. 


Additionally, there is a prize draw at the end of the second survey for a chance to win one of three copies of Perioperative Nursing 3rd Edition (Publication for April 2021; Paperback ISBN: 9780729543385). This revised edition will be the most recent and updated resource in this specialised field, valued at $74.95 online via Elsevier. 


Your participation in this project is voluntary and has no bearing on your relationship with Griffith University, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and ACORN.  


How do you participate? 


Please click the link provided below or copy and paste it into your preferred internet browser to access the full project information and consent form. 


If you encounter any difficulties accessing the survey via this link, or with the online survey, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager, Emma Harbeck  


On behalf of the team, we sincerely thank you for considering our invitation to participate in this study. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the listed investigators.  



Professor Brigid M. Gillespie 
Professor of Patient Safety 
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University 
Phone: +61 7 5552 9718 |




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