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Translation and Psychometric Validation of the German Version of the Family Nursing Practice Scale (FNPS)


Naef, Rahel; Ernst, Jutta; Müeller, Marianne; Schmid-Mohler, Gabriela (2021). Translation and Psychometric Validation of the German Version of the Family Nursing Practice Scale (FNPS). Journal of Family Nursing, 27(1):34-42.

Abstract

This article describes the cross-cultural adaption and psychometric testing of the Family Nursing Practice Scale (FNPS) German version. The FNPS aims to examine self-reported family nursing practice skills and reciprocity in the nurse-family relationship. Using a cross-sectional design, 583 acute and critical care nurses were invited to complete the FNPS German version. Exploratory factor analysis was used to assess the structural validity. Internal consistency was determined using Cronbach's alpha. A total of 317 nurses returned a completed online questionnaire. Principal axis factor analysis suggests a one-factor solution in which all 10 items are retained, accounting for 36% of the variance. Cronbach's alpha was .84. In contrast to the original version, our findings indicate the unidimensionality of the construct. The FNPS German version appears to be a valid and reliable scale to assess nurses' perception of their family nursing practice proficiency. Further testing is needed to confirm the unidimensionality and to establish test-retest reliability.

Abstract

This article describes the cross-cultural adaption and psychometric testing of the Family Nursing Practice Scale (FNPS) German version. The FNPS aims to examine self-reported family nursing practice skills and reciprocity in the nurse-family relationship. Using a cross-sectional design, 583 acute and critical care nurses were invited to complete the FNPS German version. Exploratory factor analysis was used to assess the structural validity. Internal consistency was determined using Cronbach's alpha. A total of 317 nurses returned a completed online questionnaire. Principal axis factor analysis suggests a one-factor solution in which all 10 items are retained, accounting for 36% of the variance. Cronbach's alpha was .84. In contrast to the original version, our findings indicate the unidimensionality of the construct. The FNPS German version appears to be a valid and reliable scale to assess nurses' perception of their family nursing practice proficiency. Further testing is needed to confirm the unidimensionality and to establish test-retest reliability.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Implementation Science in Health Care
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Community and Home Care
Health Sciences > Family Practice
Language:English
Date:February 2021
Deposited On:04 Jan 2021 14:33
Last Modified:19 Feb 2021 02:09
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:1074-8407
OA Status:Closed
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/1074840720969387
PubMed ID:33183149

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