Motherhood Perceived Self Efficacy Scale: Turkey Cultural Adaptation StudyName : Dr. Fatma Güdücü Tüfekçi
Affliation : Professor
University : University of Atatürk
Country : Turkey
Introduction: Prematurity affects perceived maternal self-efficacy negatively. It is important to know the level of maternal self-efficacy in order to implement nursing interventions.
Aim: This study was conducted to test the validity and reliability of the Perceived Maternal Self-Efficacy Scale and ensure adaptation to the Turkish Community.
Material and Method: The universe of the methodological type study formed mothers (N=104) who their premature baby takes care in a neonatal intensive care unit, do not have high risk, any untouched mothers at birth, gave birth before the 37th gestational week, and are open to communication and cooperation between 1 july 2016 and march 2017. The whole universe was studied without choosing the sample. Survey form and Perceived Maternity Self-efficacy Scale were used to collect data. The data were obtained by face-to-face interview. The data were evaluated in computer environment using descriptive statistics, validity reliability analyzes. Ethical principles were followed.
Results: After the scale was translated into Turkish for the validity of the language, pre-practice was performed. Scale was performed to the sample group twice for 10 days for test retest. One item was removed to increase the validity from the original 20-item scale (F=42.168, p<.001). As the Kaiser-Meier-Olkin sample sufficiency value was .882;> 0.5, sufficient sample numbers were reached. As a result of finding of the original one-dimensional scale’s Bartlett sphericity test chi-square value was found to be 1677; <.001, three sub-dimensions (calming, perception-management and maintenance) acceptable adaptations were obtained. Internal consistency coefficients of the scale were found to be quite high both in the scale (.973) and in the subscales (calming; .978, perception-management; .951 and care .849).
Conclusion: The perceived maternal self-efficacy scale can be used reliably in Turkey.
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.