Turkish Journal of Geriatrics 2017 , Vol 20, Issue 1
VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE “PERCEPTIONS OF RESTRAINT USE QUESTIONNAIRE” FOR USE IN TURKEY
Semiha AYDIN ÖZKAN1, Türkan KARACA2, Emine Derya İSTER2
1Adıyaman University, Vocational School of Health, Department of Midwifery ADIYAMAN
2Adıyaman University, Vocational School of Health, Department of Nursing, ADIYAMAN
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Perceptions of Restraint Use Questionnaire, which assesses nurses’ perceptions about the use of physical restraints when caring for older patients.

Materials and Method: Ninety-five nurses working in a university hospital in Adıyaman were involved in this methodological study. Questionnaire translation, content validity, internal consistency, and total item score correlation were conducted for validity and reliability purposes.

Results: Six instructors assessed the Questionnaire for the validity analysis. After the pilot study, final revisions were made based on the instructors’ suggestions. The Questionnaire item total score correlation reliability coefficients were found to range between r=0.26 and 0.81. The Questionnaire internal consistency analysis revealed a Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient of α=0.93. An analysis of test-retest time invariance revealed no differences between the two test administrations (p>0.05).

Conclusion: The Turkish version of the Questionnaire was found to have acceptable psychometric features and was adequately adapted to the cultural context of this country. It could be a useful tool for the assessment of situations when nurses feel the use of physical restraints is necessary. Keywords : Physical Restraint; Aged; Nurse; Reliability and validity