The Turkish version of the Handover Evaluation Scale: A validity and reliability study

TUNA R. , Dalli B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE, vol.25, no.6, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijn.12787
  • Keywords: evaluation, handover, nursing, patient, reliability, validity, NURSING HANDOFFS, SHIFT REPORT, COMMUNICATION, NURSES, CARE


Aim The purpose of this study is to adapt the English version of the Handover Evaluation Scale to a Turkish nursing sample. Methods This is a methodological and cross-sectional study. This study was conducted with 192 nurses working in different units in a public hospital between September 2016 and January 2017. A descriptive information form and the Handover Evaluation Scale were used to collect data. First, language validity and content validity were determined regarding the adaptation of the scale. Results As a result of the adaptation process, it was determined that the scale's structure, which consisted of 10 items and two factors explaining 68.96% of the total variance, was valid and reliable for the Turkish nursing sample. A Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin test and Bartlett's test of sphericity indicated that the sample met the criteria required for factor analysis. The reliability coefficient for the overall scale was 0.92. The test-retest reliability results were 0.87 for the overall intraclass correlation coefficient, and the t-test result was P > .05. Conclusion This adaptation study revealed that the scale is a valid and reliable tool for evaluation of the handover of Turkish nurses.