Adaptation and validation of the Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale amongst nurses in Turkey

Menevse Samur, Seyda Seren Intepeler, Simon Ching Lam

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Aims: To adapt and psychometrically test the Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale for use by Turkish nurses. Background: Measurement of standard precautions compliance is important to manage the safety of both patients and health care teams. Methods: This two-phase methodological study employed a correlational design with repeated measures. In phase one, the scale's adaptation, including translation, semantic equivalence, content and face validity, was implemented. In phase two, internal consistency and stability were used to examine the reliability of the scale. Construct validity was tested using the Rasch rating scale model. This study was conducted by recruiting 411 nurses from three different hospitals between September 2015 and September 2016. Results: Adaptation results showed that the Turkish version of the Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale (CSPS-T) is adequate for linguistic and content validation. The content validity index and comprehensibility of the scale were similarly satisfactory. The reliability of the CSPS-T was examined by Cronbach's alpha, corrected item-total correlations and intraclass correlation coefficient, and good results were obtained. The Rasch model showed that all items were compatible with the model. Whereas Item 4 was the most difficult, Item 10 was the easiest. Conclusion: The CSPS-T is a reliable and valid tool for assessing compliance with standard precautions amongst Turkish nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12839
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020


  • adaptation
  • infection control
  • nurses
  • psychometric testing
  • Rasch
  • standard precautions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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