Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Adaptation of the Prenatal Comfort Scale into Turkish: A Validity and Reliability Study


Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Osmaniye, Turkey


Departmant of Midwifery, Adıyaman University, School of Health, Adıyaman, Turkey


Department of Women Health and Disease Nursing, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, İstanbul, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2021; 29: 221-228
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2021.20051
Read: 188 Downloads: 84 Published: 14 June 2021

AIM: This study aims to test the validity and the reliability of the Turkish version of the Prenatal Comfort Scale. 

METHOD: The sample of this methodological study included 260 pregnant women presenting to a prenatal screening outpatient clinic. The Prenatal Comfort Scale included 15 items and 5 subscales. Internal consistency analysis, item-total score correlations, and confirmatory factor analysis with Lisrel (8.51) were used to test the reliability of the scale. 

RESULTS: The internal consistency Cronbach’s alpha value was .86 for the Prenatal Comfort Scale and .78, .79, .82, .69, and .60 for the subscales. The item-total score correlation coefficients ranged from .32 to .66 (r = .32–.66). A factor analysis was made to evaluate consistency between the Turkish version of the scale and the original scale. The second item loaded on interacting with fetal movements in the original scale was found to load on recognizing changes during pregnancy in the Turkish version of the scale. 

CONCLUSION: The Turkish version of the Prenatal Comfort Scale was found to have sufficient compatibility. It is also a valid and reliable scale.

Cite this article as: Kaya Şenol, D., Aydın Özkan, S., & Aslan, E. (2021). Adaptation of the prenatal comfort scale into Turkish: A validity and reliability study. Florence Nightingale J Nurs, 29(2), 221-228.

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