Health index, sense of coherence scale, brief religious coping scale and spiritual perspective scale: Psychometric properties

Rohani, C. and Khanjari, S. and Abedi, H.-A. and Oskouie, F. and Langius-Eklöf, A. (2010) Health index, sense of coherence scale, brief religious coping scale and spiritual perspective scale: Psychometric properties. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66 (12). pp. 2796-2806.

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Aim. This paper is a report of a study to translate one Swedish and three English instruments into the Persian language, and to estimate their validity and reliability. Background. The Sense of Coherence Scale, Health Index, Brief Religious Coping Scale and Spiritual Perspective Scale are all well tested instruments for use in nursing research. Since there was no Persian translation of these instruments, they had to be translated and cross-culturally adapted for nursing research in the Iranian culture. Method. After the translation process, sampling for psychometric tests was done. A sample of healthy Iranian people (n=375) was selected to response to the instruments in 2006, at baseline and 1month later. Findings. Cronbach's alpha values and intra-class correlations were high (>0·70). Tests of criterion-related validity showed that six of the ten hypotheses were confirmed, and the four rejected hypotheses did not imply a threat to validity. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis showed that sense of coherence was the strongest predictor of well-being (Health Index scores) both at baseline (=0·52, P<0·001) and 1month later (=0·58, P<0·001). Conclusion. There is a sound psychometric basis for using the Iranian versions of these instruments in nursing research with the Iranian population. The Sense of Coherence Scale proved to be as valid and reliable as in Western countries, which supports its cross-cultural applicability. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptive behavior; adult; article; attitude; cultural factor; female; health status; human; language; male; middle aged; nursing methodology research; psychometry; quality of life; regression analysis; religion; reproducibility; validation study, Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Attitude; Cross-Cultural Comparison; Female; Health Status; Humans; Language; Male; Middle Aged; Nursing Methodology Research; Psychometrics; Quality of Life; Regression Analysis; Religion; Reproducibility of Results; Spirituality; Translating; Young Adult
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WM Psychiatry
WY Nursing
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Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 09:53
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 09:53

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