VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE TURKISH VERSION OF THE SELF-CARE ACTIVITIES SCREENING SCALE DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN


ARSLAN TARUS H., Yalazi R. O., Oz T., DEMİRCİ N.

JOURNAL OF BASIC AND CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCES, no.1, pp.20-29, 2024 (ESCI) identifier

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to adapt the Self -Care Activities Screening Scale in Turkish and to determine its validity and reliability. Material and Methods: The sample of this methodological study conducted during Covid-19 lockdown consists of 140 individuals. For the adaptation of the Self -Care Activities Screening Scale in Turkish, it was translated into Turkish and culturally adapted. Then, the psychometric properties of the scale were evaluated by exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Results: The Self -Care Activities Screening Scale consists of 14 items and four dimensions. The fit indices were found to be satisfactory in the confirmatory factor analysis. The intraclass correlation coefficient of the test -retest reliability was 0.81 and the Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.85. Conclusion: The Turkish version of the Self -Care Activities Screening Scale is a valid and reliable tool that can be used to screen self -care activities in the general population.