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Reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the moral competence scale for public health nurses: A methodological study
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Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

Open Access

Reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the moral competence scale for public health nurses: A methodological study


15th Euro Nursing & Medicare Summit

October 17-19, 2016 Rome, Italy

Esra Yildiz and Fatma Guducu Tufekci

Ataturk University, Turkey

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Objective: The objective is to adapt a moral competence scale for use with public health nurses in Turkey. Method: The study has been conducted with 138 nurses working in family and public health centers in Erzurum in Eastern Turkey. The Turkish version of the moral competence scale for public health nurses have been applied and conducted methodologically. The data has been assessed with factor and internal consistency analysis. Findings: For language validity, the scale was translated into Turkish by one translator, and translated back into English by another. The total variance has been specified as three factors as 67.50%. The Turkish version moral competence scale for public health nurses Cronbach├ó┬?┬?s alpha values were 0.83 for factor one, 0.91 for factor two, 0.87 for factor three and 0.88 for the scale as a whole. Conclusion: A Turkish version of the moral competence scale for public health nurses is a valid and reliable assessment tool.

Biography :

Esra Yildiz has completed her PhD and Post-doctoral studies from Atatürk University Faculty of Nursing. She has published more than 5 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of repute.

Email: esrazengin82@gmail.com

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