Psychometric properties of the Persian version of the attitude scale for home care: a study of reliability and validity

Jafari Pour F., Alizadeh B., Duru P., Masoudiyekta L., Falahi B., Toulabi T.

Home Health Care Services Quarterly, vol.41, no.1, pp.76-90, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01621424.2021.1972891
  • Journal Name: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-90
  • Keywords: Home care, nursing students, attitude scale, psychometric, HEALTH-CARE, MODEL
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


It is important to evaluate nursing students' attitudes toward home care to improve home health nursing profession and increase the number of nursing students willing to work in home care in the future. However, there is no valid and reliable scale for measuring attitudes toward this care method in Iran. This study aimed to determine the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Attitude Scale for Home Care (ASHC) for nursing students. Data were collected from 280 nursing students. A methodological study was conducted to assess face, content and construct validity and reliability. The results showed good content validity. Only item 17 was considered unfavorable and was omitted. After excluding three items in the confirmatory factor analysis, a 25-item model with good fit indices was obtained. Cronbach's alpha showed a high internal consistency. This is a valid and reliable scale for assessing nursing students' attitudes toward home care.