Research was conducted as a methodological design with the aim of examining the validity and
reliability of the multidimensional 5-D Itch Scale.
Materials and Methods: Sample of this research consisted of patients with pruritus in hemodialysis centers of two
university hospitals in Ankara. An adaptation of the validity and reliability study of 5-D Itch Scale was converted
into the Turkish Language and was carried out with 100 patients. Frequency and descriptive statistics and Daviss
technique for constructing validity analysis were used.
Results: According to findings: the Kaiser-Mayer-Olkin test result was found to be 0.678, Bartletts sphericity
test result was found to be 0.000 and explained total variance for the 5-D Itch scale was found to be 70.284%at
first stage. Cronbachs Alpha reliability analysis results of the 5-D Itch Scale was found to be 0.608 and harmony
between first test and re-test Inter-Class Correlation Coefficient- ICC was found to be 0.936.
Conclusion: 5-D Itch Scale was found to be valid and reliable in chronic kidney disease patients. Based on results
of this study, this scale is recommended for use in determination of nursing interventions for itching symptom
management, assessment of itching in kidney failure patients and use in clinical research.