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Keywords:

  • barriers;
  • nursing;
  • reliability;
  • research utilization;
  • Turkey;
  • validity

Bayik T.A., uysal a., ardahan m. & ozkahraman s. (2010) Barriers to Research Utilization Scale: psychometric properties of the turkish version. Journal of Advanced Nursing 66(2), 456–464.

Abstract

Title. Barriers to Research Utilization Scale: psychometric properties of the Turkish version.

Aim.  This paper is report of a study designed to assess the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Barriers to Research Utilization Scale.

Background.  The original Barriers to Research Utilization Scale was developed by Funk et al. in the United States of America. Many researchers in various countries have used this scale to identify barriers to research utilization.

Methods.  A methodological study was carried out at four hospitals. The sample consisted of 300 nurses. Data were collected in 2005 using a socio-demographic form (12 questions) and the Turkish version of the Barriers to Research Utilization Scale. A Likert-type scale composed of four sub-factors and 29 items was used. Means and standard deviations were calculated for interval level data. A P value of <0·05 was considered statistically significant.

Findings.  Language equivalence and content validity were assessed by eight experts. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the Turkish version was made up of four subscales. Internal consistency reliability coefficient was 0·92 for the total scale and ranged from 0·73 to 0·80 for the subscales. Total-item correlation coefficients ranged from 0·37 to 0·60.

Conclusion.  The Turkish version of the scale is similar in structure to the original English language scale.