Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 3
Psychometric Properties of Turkish Version of The End Stage Renal Disease Adherence Questionnaire
Elif Ok1,Fatma Yasemin Kutlu2
1Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye
2İstanbul Üniversitesi, Ruh Sağlığı ve Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.129 Objectives: This study was carried out in a descriptive research type by methodological method in order to provide End Stage Renal Disease Adherence Questionnaire (ESRD-AQ) Turkish language equivalence and to determine its psychometric properties.

Study Design: After the scale Turkish translation and back translation, it was presented to the expert"s opinion and the content was validated. The sample of the study consisted of 83 patients who received HD therapy at a specialhemodialysis (HD) center in Istanbul. Test-retest correlation analysis was performed with 30 patients. The validity of the scale; content, construct, criterion validity analysis; reliability was assessed using test-retest and item total score correlation analyzes.

Results: The content validity index (CVI) of ESRD-AQ was 0.94. Assessment was made with the data obtained from the medical records of the patients for construct and criterion validity. Test retest correlation analysis of the scale was 0.83 (p <0.001). The scale item total scale correlation coefficients ranged from 0,48 to 0,80 and it was found that there was a positive correlation (P <0.05) between all the items and the total scale.

Conclusion: The results of the study showed that ESRD-AQ Turkish Form is a valid and reliable scale. Keywords : End stage renal disease, hemodialysis, adherence to treatment