Cultural Validation of the "Use of Intuition by Nursing Students Scale - Turkish version"

Demir Y., Denat Y., Khorshid L., Eser I.

JOURNAL OF TRANSCULTURAL NURSING, vol.23, no.4, pp.369-376, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1043659612451257
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-376


Purpose: It is well known that intuition ability directly affects patient care quality and outcomes in nursing practice and is therefore an important aspect of nursing education. This study tests the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Scale of Use of Intuition by Nursing Students. Design and Methods: The sample for this methodological study was composed of 250 nursing students. Each item of the scale was translated into Turkish by the researchers and validated for Turkish use. Results: The item-total correlation was between .30 and .56 and its Cronbach alpha coefficient was .86. There was a statistically significant positive relationship between the level of clinical experience and the total points scored on the physical awareness, emotional awareness, and physical sensations subscales and from the total scale. Conclusions: Based on these results, the Turkish version of the Scale of Use of Intuition by Nursing Students is valid and reliable.