Validation of the Nurse-Parent Support Tool scale for Portuguese culture: reliability and validity

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Abstract

Background: Assessing the perceptions of parents of hospitalized children about the support provided by nurses can contribute to assessing the quality of pediatric nursing care. Objective: To complete the cultural adaptation and validation of the Nurse-Parent Support Tool (NPST) for the Portuguese population by assessing its reliability and validity. Methodology: Quantitative methodological study, with a sample of 291 parents of hospitalized children. The psychometric properties of the instrument were measured by assessing its reliability using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and its construct validity through exploratory factor analysis with Varimax rotation. Results: The psychometric characteristics of the NPST show that it is appropriate to the Portuguese population of parents of hospitalized children (Cronbach’s alpha of 0.925), as well as a reliable and valid tool to measure the support provided by nurses to these parents. Conclusion: The European Portuguese version of the NPST-Escala de Apoio dos Enfermeiros aos Pais (EAEP)-is a reliable and valid instrument with very good internal consistency to assess the support provided by nurses to parents during a child’s hospitalization.

Translated title of the contributionValidação da escala Nurse-Parent Support Tool para a cultura portuguesa: confiabilidade e validade
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere29703
Number of pages9
JournalReferência
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2023

Keywords

  • Child
  • Hospitalized
  • Parents
  • Support
  • Validation study
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Nursing care

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