The reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the MISSCARE Survey-Patient

SÖNMEZ B., Ispir O., Turkmen B., DUYGULU S., Yildirim A.

JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jonm.12865
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aim This methodological study aimed to adapt the MISSCARE Survey-Patient, which evaluates patients' experiences regarding nursing care based on their reports, and to test it for validity and reliability in Turkish. Background Identifying the missed care interventions on the basis of nurse and patient reports are important to ensure an objective evaluation and develop solutions to the causes behind the failure to meet care needs. Methods The study sample consisted of 267 inpatients in the internal and surgery services in a university hospital (n = 267). The Turkish version of the survey was subjected to language and content validity analyses and to confirmatory factor analysis for construct validity. The reliability of the survey was tested through test-retest method and the Cronbach's alpha internal consistency coefficient. Results It was determined that the original construct was preserved in the Turkish version of the MISSCARE Survey-Patient. The findings indicated that the scale was stable and reliable. Conclusion The Turkish version of the MISSCARE Survey-Patient was found to be valid and reliable. Implications for Nursing Management The survey can be used to determine the frequency and duration of nursing care based on patients' reports and is a valid and reliable instrument for cross-cultural studies.