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Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale

  • Hakime Aslan (a1), Ümmühan Aktürk (a2) and Behice Erci (a2)

Abstract

Objective

This study was conducted to evaluate the validity and reliability of the “Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale” in Turkish nurses.

Method

This study was a psychometric design. A convenience sample of 249 nurses working at the Malatya Training Research Hospital completed a structured questionnaire including demographic characteristics and the Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale (NSCTS) between August and October 2018. Principal components analysis, internal consistency reliability, and Cronbach's α were used to measure the psychometric properties of the items of the scale.

Results

In the evaluation of construct validity, identified one factor with eigenvalues greater than 1 explained 50.83% of the total variance. The Cronbach's α value of the scale is 0.86.

Significance of results

The present study provides evidence of NSCTS's validity, reliability, and acceptability. The scale can be used by Turkish nurses. This scale should be further evaluated with a larger sample in different regions in Turkey and various populations. The scale has potential applications for use both in research and as a screening tool in clinical settings.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Author for correspondence: Hakime Aslan, Department of Nursing, School of Health, Inonu University, Malatya44280, Turkey. E-mail: hakime.aslan@inonu.edu.tr

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Validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale

  • Hakime Aslan (a1), Ümmühan Aktürk (a2) and Behice Erci (a2)

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