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Turkish validity and reliability of parenting stress scale for clinical nurses

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      • Parenting Stress Scale for Clinical Nurses Turkish version can be used as a valid and reliable scale.
      • The scale consists of 17 items and 4 factors as “psychological burden,physical and mental fatigue,shift,work environment”.
      • Total Cronbach α was found as 0.872, while it was found to vary between 0.772 and 0.876 in the factors.
      • Mean score of the nurses from PSSCN was 12.31±1.77.


      The aim of this study is to conduct the validity and reliability study of Parenting Stress Scale for Clinical Nurses. Sample of the study consisted of 202 nurses who were working as clinical nurse in the hospital, who had children between the ages of 3 and 6 and who volunteered to participate in the study. The scale consists of 17 items and 4 factors as “psychological burden”, “physical and mental fatigue”, “shift”, and “work environment”. Fix index values were found as x2/SD 1.56, GFI 0.91, AGFI 0.87, CFI 0.96, RMR 0.039, RMSEA 0.053 and SRMR 0.064. Total Cronbach α coefficient of the scale was found as 0.872. Parenting Stress Scale for Clinical Nurses Turkish version can be used as a valid and reliable instrument.


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