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J Cancer Educ. 2016 Mar;31(1):123-30. doi: 10.1007/s13187-015-0810-7.

Development and Psychometric Testing Chinese Version of the Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying Scale, Form B in Nurses and Nursing Students.

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1
Department of Clinical Nursing, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 Guangzhou Avenue North, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510515, People's Republic of China.
2
Department of Clinical Nursing, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 Guangzhou Avenue North, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510515, People's Republic of China. wlpjya@gmail.com.
3
School of Nursing, Guangdong Medical College, Dongguan, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.
4
Department of Nursing, The Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

Nursing students' and nurses' attitudes toward caring for the dying need to be explored. The Frommelt Attitude Toward Care of the Dying (FATCOD) scale has not previously been used in the Chinese language. The aim of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the FATCOD scale. A convenience sample of 154 nurses and 200 nursing students was recruited. The Chinese version of the FATCOD was used to test construct validity, concurrent validity, convergent validity, and internal consistency. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient of the Chinese version of the FATCOD scale, Form B (FATCOD-B-C) was 0.790. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients for each subscale ranged from 0.610 to 0.863. The test-retest reliability was satisfactory (r = 0.959, P < 0.001). The overall content validity index was 0.92. Seven factors were identified in exploratory factor analysis. The results provide preliminary support for the reliability and validity of the FATCOD-B-C in nurses and nursing students. Additional psychometric testing is recommended to confirm the factor analysis, but this study provides further evidence of the applicability of the FATCOD-B-C in clinical care services.

KEYWORDS:

Attitudes; Dying patients; FATCOD; Palliative care

PMID:
25865397
DOI:
10.1007/s13187-015-0810-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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