The Measure of Quality of the Environments' Turkish Validity and Reliability


OTJR-OCCUPATION PARTICIPATION AND HEALTH, vol.39, no.4, pp.239-246, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1539449218812150
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-246
  • Keywords: environment, disability, community participation, cultural, cultural sensitivity, SOCIAL-PARTICIPATION, LIFE SATISFACTION, BARRIERS, ADULTS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to translate the Measure of Quality of the Environment-Short Form (MQE-SF) into Turkish language and to evaluate the validity and reliability. The MQE-SF was culturally adapted via an internationally suggested method. A total of 185 volunteers with disabilities (age range = 18-55 y/o, 107 males; 78 females) from the Disabled People Association of Turkey completed the MQE-SF. To evaluate the MQE-SF's criterion/concurrent validity, the Craig Hospital Inventory of Environmental Factors (CHIEF) was also administered. Test-retest reliability was evaluated by administering MQE-SF to 85 participants a second time within 14 days of initial administration. The alpha coefficient measuring the internal consistency of the questionnaire were .84 and .83. The criterion-related validity was moderate between the MQE-SF Barriers and the CHIEF (r = -.46, p < .05). The questionnaire was moderately reliable in terms of the test-retest reliability (r = .69, .70 p < .05). The Turkish adaptation of the MQE-SF had good internal consistency and moderate criterion-related validity as well as test-retest reliability for people with disabilities.