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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728


LEAL-COSTA, César; TIRADO-GONZALEZ, Sonia; VAN-DER HOFSTADT ROMAN, Carlos J.  and  RODRIGUEZ-MARIN, Jesús. Creation of the communication skills scale in health professionals, CSS-HP. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.32, n.1, pp.49-59. ISSN 1695-2294.

This work presents the process of creating the scale on communication skills scale in health professionals, CSS-HP. This aspect is not shown in the process of developing tools despite being considered a fundamental part. For this, it shows the entire process of creating the scale, from the operational definición of the construct to measure, backed by a group of experts, as the process of creating the ítems following the specification tables of the scale and ítems. It also includes qualitative evaluation phase of the ítems created by the group of experts and preliminary trials of the scale, fundamental aspects for obtaining content and consensus validity evidence on the future tool. The results show that experts appreciated positively the construct definición made and ítems created from that definición, which were modified and eliminated according to these results.

Keywords : Health; communication; communications skills; healthcare professionals; instrumental study.

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