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Translation and psychometrics of Persian version of Good Nursing Care Scale in Iran
  • Ahmad Esmalizadeh,
  • mehdi heidarzadeh,
  • Mansoureh Karimollahi
Ahmad Esmalizadeh
Ardabil University of Medical Sciences
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mehdi heidarzadeh
Ardabil University of Medical Sciences
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Mansoureh Karimollahi
Ardabil University of Medical Sciences

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Abstract

Background and Aim: Identifying and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of nursing care provided to improve the quality of nursing care is increasingly emphasized and achieving it requires the use of valid tools in this field. This study aimed to translate and determine the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Good Nursing Care Scale. Methods: The present study is a methodological study in which the psychometric dimensions of Good nursing care from the perspective of patients with the participation of 200 patients admitted to the hospitals of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences were studied. After translating the original version of the scale, its validity and reliability were evaluated and data analysis was performed using SPSS version 16 and AMOS software version 24. Results: The effect score of the item in the evaluation of face validity for each item was above 2.4. The content validity ratio for the scale was 0.88 and the content validity index tool was 0.86 respectively. The correlation of total instrument scores with the standard instrument was 0.839. According to the results of factor analysis, the values of factor loading of items were between 0.62 and 0.91, which were all significant. Therefore, the seven dimensions introduced in the main tool were approved. In addition, Cronbach’s alpha results of 0.865 and correlation of 0.894 in test-retest showed that the questionnaire has internal consistency and acceptable stability. Conclusion: The Persian version of the Good Nursing Care Scale has acceptable psychometric properties in the Iranian population and can be used as a valid tool in the areas of quality assessment of nursing care, education and nursing research.