A Much-Needed New Measuring ?nstrument Was Developed; Family Centered Care Attitude ScaleName : Dr. Fatma Güdücü Tüfekçi
Affliation : Professor
University : University of Atatürk
Country : Turkey
Introduction: In order for family-centered care practices to be implemented, it is necessary to have a standardized measurement tool to assess and develop family-centered care information and attitude in pediatric nurses. It is seen that most of the studies evaluating family-centered care were conducted on the national and international scale using a questionnaire. There is a need for a scale study to evaluate the family-centered care attitudes of nurses working in child clinics.
Aims: To improve the family-centered care attitudes of pediatric nurses, thus improving the Family-Centered Care Attitude Scale and to perform the validity-reliability study.
Material and Method: The study was conducted methodologically. The study of substance pool to improve the Family-Centered Care Attitude Scale, the acquisition of expert opinions, and the validity-reliability study after the pre-treatment were conducted. The study was conducted between April 2017 and January 2018 at four MoH and two university hospitals. Nurses (S= 482) working in the child clinics and pediatric intensive care units of the relevant hospitals constituted the universe of the study, no sampling method was used. Data were collected using the Personal Information Form, Family Centered Care Attitude Scale and Parental Involvement Attitude Scale. Data were evaluated by descriptive statistics, scale development, validity and reliability analyzes and t test. Ethical principles are adhered to.
Results: The Family Centered Care Attitude Scale was developed, which has the sub-dimensions Family Centered Care and Family and Child Participation, 58 items, a likert type of 5, acceptable and high level of validity (item total correlation values; r = 0.324-0.771, Alpha coefficient = .982) and reliability (test retest; r = 0.895, equivalent form reliability; p = .000 <.001, discrimination; p = .000 <.001).
Conclusion: The Family Centered Care Attitude Scale can be used to assess the family-centered care attitude of nurses working in child clinics and caring child illness in Turkish society in a valid and reliable way, can be adapted to different cultures.
Dr. Fatma GÜDÜCÜ TÜFEKC? has completed her bachelor's degree in nursing at the age of 21 years from Atatürk University. She worked as nurse for 9 years in NICU. She was the director of NICU for two years of this period. She completed her master's degree at the age of 31 and her PhD at the age of 36 years at Atatürk University. At the same time, she continued to work as a research assistant in Pediatric Nursing Department. She began working as an associate professor at the age of 36 years. She is currently a Professor at The Nursing Faculty of Atatürk University. Her study interests include newborn care, individualized developmental care practices, family centered care, pain management and pediatric oncologic care. Dr. TÜFEKC? has published numerous publications in reputed journals as well as national and international presentations. she is involved in several research projects and a reviewer in many nursing journals.