Genel Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.4, no.1, pp.51-61, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Purpose: In this research, the "Nursing Relationship Scale (NRS) was adapted to Turkish and its validity and reliability was evaluated.
Method: The research was carried out methodologically and aimed to determine the psychometric properties of “NRS”. For validity, 7 times of the 34 questions in the scale were reached and 238 nurses participated in the research. For reliability, test- re test (three weeks later) was applied in 59 nurses working in the same hospitals
Results: The total Cronbach α value of the “Turkish Version of Nursing Relationship Scale” (TVNRS) was 0.87; the Cronbach α values of the subscales of the scale were determined as “Caregiver/Supporter”; 0.80, “Nursing Satisfaction”; 0.75, “Authoritarian Stance”; 0.27 and “Negativity"; 0.72. In the scale, Cronbach α values and factor loads of five items were found to be low and t-tests were not found to be significant (p> 0.05). For this reason, the scale, which was originally 34 items, was reduced to 29 items.
Conclusions and Suggestions: Our result showed that TVNRS is a valid and reliable in Turkish culture and it is suggested to be used in evaluating the patient nurse relationship.