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J Psy Nurs. 2022; 13(1): 83-91 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2021.58569

Investigation of the psychometric properties of the stigma section of the Family Interview Schedule

Zekiye Çetinkaya Duman1, Figen Şengün İnan1, Ayşe Sarı2
1Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Psychiatric Nursing, İzmir Democracy University Health Sciences Faculty, İzmir, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to adapt the stigma subdimension of the Family Interview Schedule (FIS) developed for a World Health Organization study for use with a Turkish population and to conduct a validity and reliability assessment of the instrument.
METHODS: The study sample consisted of 141 family members who presented at the Adult Psychiatry Inpatient and Outpatient Unit of a university hospital and the Izmir Schizophrenia Solidarity Association between May 2019 and November 2020 who met the sampling criteria. The inclusion criteria were age >18 years, literacy, family member of a patient with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or a mood disorder. Internal consistency analysis and test–retest analysis were performed to assess reliability, and validity was evaluated using language validity analysis, content validity analysis, and exploratory factor analysis.
RESULTS: The content validity index of the stigma section of the FIS was 0.96, and a Cronbach alpha level of 0.81 was determined. The Spearman correlation coefficient of test-retest reliability between 2 measurements was 0.86.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The results of the present study demonstrated that the Turkish version of the stigma section of the FIS created is a valid and reliable instrument that can be used to assess the stigma experiences of family members of people with chronic mental illness in Turkey.

Keywords: Chronic mental illness, family stigma, reliability, validity.

Zekiye Çetinkaya Duman, Figen Şengün İnan, Ayşe Sarı. Investigation of the psychometric properties of the stigma section of the Family Interview Schedule. J Psy Nurs. 2022; 13(1): 83-91

Sorumlu Yazar: Zekiye Çetinkaya Duman, Türkiye
Makale Dili: İngilizce
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