Khorami Markani, A and Alavi Majd, H and Khodayari Fard, M and Yagmaei, F (2012) DEVELOPING AND MEASURING PSYCHOMETRICS OF ONCOLOGY NURSES’ SPIRITUAL WELLBEING SCALE. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 10 (1). pp. 113-123.

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In spiritual wellbeing status, a person finds meaning, purpose and values of his/her life. In order to provide holistic nursing care to cancerous patients, oncology nurses should establish balance in their personal and professional life and be aware of their spiritual wellbeing state. There hasn’t developed any instrument congruent to social and cultural status of Muslim oncology nurses in Iran. The aim of this study was developing and measuring psychometrics of oncology nurses’ spiritual wellbeing scale. Materials & Methods: This methodological study was carried out in two stages. In qualitative section, we interviewed as semi structured form with 24 oncology nurses and established a focus group session in order to develop scale items. In quantitative part we assessed content, face, construct, and criterion validity as well as internal consistency and stability of scale. Result: Qualitative content analysis yielded 245 items that were mixed with 100 items from literature. After applying CVI and CVR, the number of scale items reduced to 78 items. Exploratory factor analysis specified 5 principal components that explained the 48.5 % of variance. The correlation scores between developed scale and Paloutzian and Ellison spiritual wellbeing scale (1983) were estimated 0.48. The internal consistency (alpha cronbach coefficient) and stability reliability (testretest) were 0.84, 0.66, respectively. Conclusion: Oncology Nurses’ Spiritual Wellbeing Scale with high validity and reliability can be used to assess nurses' spiritual wellbeing especially oncology nurses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirituality, Spiritual wellbeing, Oncology Nurses, Psychometric Properties
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2018 05:51
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2018 05:51

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