Psychometric Evaluation of the Turkish Form of the Spiritual Care Competence Scale
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The methodological study was aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Spiritual Care Competence Scale (SCCS-T). The research was conducted on final-year Turkish nursing students (n = 297) in the faculties of nursing and health science in two cities in the western part of Turkey. Exploratory factor analysis revealed that three factors accounted for 75.18% of the explained variance. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the SCCS-T was .97. The three-factor model of the SCCS-T was found to be a reliable and valid scale for evaluating spiritual care competencies of Turkish nursing students and nurses.
KeywordsCompetence Nursing Reliability Spiritual care Validity
The authors received no financial support for the study. The authors would like to thank all students who took part in the study and van R. Leeuwen et al. who are developers of the SCCS.
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The authors declare they have no potential conflict of interest.
All procedures in this research were performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Ethical approval to conduct this study was obtained from the administration faculties where the study was to be performed and the Ethics Committee of the University Medical Faculty (Approval No: 20478486-123). Permission to adapt the SCCS to Turkish and to use it was received by e-mail from van Rene Leeuwen.
It was obtained orally from the students taking part in the research.
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