Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Validity and Reliability of Turkish Version of the Pretest for Attitudes toward Computers in Healthcare Assessment Scale

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2008; 16: 24-32
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Objective: The purpose of this methodological study was to assess the validity and reliability of Turkish version of the Pretest for Attitudes toward Computers in Healthcare Assessment Scale.

Method: The adaptation of the scale to Turkish language was performed via back-translation, content validity was examined by refer to experts, reliability was examined with test-retest reliability and internal consistency, validity was examined with criterion-related validity (concurrent validity). The universe of the study consisted of nurses who accept to participation of study at one state hospital and one university hospital. Test-retest reliability was examined with 60 nurses; internal consistency and concurrent validity were examined with 200 nurses.

Results: The test-retest reliability of items of Pretest for Attitudes toward Computers in Healthcare Assessment Scale was 0.20- 0.77, for the total scale was 0.85. For internal consistency, Scale's item total correlation was 0.06-0.68 and Cronbach's Alpha was 0.92. Concurrent validity was examined with correlation between Attitudes toward Computers Scale and Pretest for Attitudes Toward Computers in Healthcare Assessment Scale scores and there was positively significant correlated (r=0.66, p<0.01).

Conclusion: The findings concern in the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Pretest for Attitudes toward Computers in Healthcare Assessment Scale indicates that this instrument can be used in the studies that will be conducted in Turkey

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