Development of Measurement Tool Mini-CEX (Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise) as an Evaluation Tool of Nursing Students in Teaching Hospital of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

Syafrina Arbaani Djuria, Moh. Afandi .


Mini-CEX (Mini Clinical Evaluation
Exercise) was a method of evaluation to assess the
clinical skills of students through direct observation and
provide constructive feedback. To develop a measure
tool mini-CEX as an effective measure of evaluation, it
is necessary to the validity and reliability of the
accuracy of the mini-CEX to improving students’
learning and develop clinical education program. In the
developing country, very few studies have been designed
and conducted on Mini-CEX of Nursing. Moreover, in
Indonesia, there is no instrument Mini-CEX of Nursing
Generally, this research aims to develop the
use of the mini-CEX measure as professional nurses
performance evaluation tool. In particular aims (a) to
analyze the mini-CEX measure existing in the
profession nurses, (b) to analyze the mini-CEX focused
on nursing education, (c) for the validity and reliability
of the tool with the mini-CEX as educational evaluation
tools Nurses.
This research was a descriptive quantitative
method with cross sectional design. It developed an
assessment tool in measuring competencies nursing
students from the competencies published by PSIK
UMY, 2011 adopted of ABIM (American Board of
Internal Medicine), 1995; Taiwan, 2011; and British
Dermatological Nursing Group. Content validity was
done by the expert review to consist of 4 people are 2
nursing education and 2 medical education. The result
validity are trial with used questionnaire. The
respondents were 35 preceptors in the teaching
hospitals of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta.
The reliability test was done by Cronbach alpha test.
From the initial assessment tool which had 51
items, it became 47 items after the expert review and
the reliability test. The computed Cronbach’s alpha for
the 47-item scale for mini-CEX was 0.988, indicating
high internal consistency. So the instrument is reliable
for measuring the competencies of nursing students.
This research concluded that the assessment tool in
measuring competencies of the nursing student had
demonstrated evidence of internal consistency
reliability and content validity. It provided an objective
tool for assessing the nursing students competencies
during do clinical education program.


Mini-CEX, measurement tools, evaluation

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