Child delirium assessment scale: Validity and reliability study [J Psy Nurs]
J Psy Nurs. 2024; 15(2): 175-184 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2023.39145

Child delirium assessment scale: Validity and reliability study

Engin Turan1, Gülay Manav2, Gülbeyaz Baran3
1Department of Nursing, University of Şırnak Faculty of Health Sciences, Şırnak, Türkiye
2Department of Nursing, Muğla University Faculty of Health Sciences, Muğla, Türkiye
3Department of Child Health and Pediatric Nursing, Dicle University Faculty of Health Sciences, Diyarbakır, Türkiye

INTRODUCTION: This study aims to develop the child delirium assessment scale to determine the factor structure and to determine its validity and reliability.
METHODS: The sample of the methodological type study consists of 105 children who were admitted to the third-level pediatric intensive care unit of a public hospital in a province in eastern Türkiye between February and May 2019 and met the inclusion criteria. Content and construct validity and reliability analyses of the items created using the Delphi technique were performed.
RESULTS: In the exploratory factor analysis of 28 items obtained with the Delphi technique, a one-dimensional structure consisting of 28 items explaining 49.99% of the total variance was obtained. In confirmatory factor analysis, it was determined that the scale structure had sufficient fit indices. The Cronbach’s alpha value was 0.96, and the test half value was 0.91. There was a strong correlation between them and the Cornell Pediatric Delirium Scale used as a parallel test (r=0.957, p<0.05).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: This study determined that the child delirium assessment scale is a valid and reliable measurement tool for nurses in determining delirium in children hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Keywords: Child delirium assessment scale, pediatric delirium, pediatric nursing, reliability, validity.

Engin Turan, Gülay Manav, Gülbeyaz Baran. Child delirium assessment scale: Validity and reliability study. J Psy Nurs. 2024; 15(2): 175-184

Corresponding Author: Gülbeyaz Baran, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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