Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis Assessment Scale: Study of Inter-Observer Compliance


Arş. Gör. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İstanbul/ TURKEY


Doç. Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi, İstanbul/ TURKEY

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2017; 25: 111-118
DOI: 10.17672/fnhd.07180
Read: 1048 Downloads: 546 Published: 25 November 2019

Aim: This research was designed to adapt the Incontinence Associated Dermatitis Assessment Scale (IADAS) to Turkish version.

Method: This methodological research was carried out in two stages. Firstly, the language equivalence the scale was performed. Then, nurses were asked to give points in accordance with the instructions the scale by showing an image demonstrating the dermatitis development at diff erent levels. This second stage was carried out with 65 nurses in the neurology, neurosurgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics of two university hospitals. Intraclass Correlation Coefficient was used in the interobserver reliability assessment.

Results: The content validity index of the scale was determined as 1. It was found that the average of age of the nurses who participated in the research was 32.52±5.80, 87.7% of them had an occupational experience of 3 years and above, and 86.2% of them didn’t receive any training incontinence associated dermatitis. In the assessment made by the nurses using the sample image, the average of the point they get from the scale was 23.94±3.92. The ICC of the scale was found high (0.867, p=0.001).

Conclusion: These results, it can be said that the inter-observer compliance of the IADAS is high, it can be used eff ectively in patients with high risk dermatitis in our country.

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