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Validation of Chinese version of the 4-item Trust in Nurses Scale in patients with cancer

Authors Zhao L, Wang R, Liu S, Yan J

Received 27 June 2017

Accepted for publication 5 October 2017

Published 2 November 2017 Volume 2017:11 Pages 1891—1896


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Naifeng Liu

Ling Zhao,1,2 Rong Wang,3 Shan Liu,4 Jin Yan5

1Department of Clinical Psychological Nursing, Xiangya Nursing School, Central South University, Changsha, 2Department of International and Humanistic Nursing, School of Nursing, University of South China, 3Department of Oncology, 4Department of Hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital of University of South China, Hengyang, 5Department of Nursing, The Third Xiangya Hospital, Changsha, China

Objective: This study was designed to examine the internal consistency, test–retest reliability, construct, and concurrent validity of the Trust in Nurses Scale (TNS) in hospitalized patients with cancer in China.
Methods: Between October and December 2016, the Chinese version of TNS and Nurse–Patient Trust Scale were applied to assess 190 patients with cancer in a general hospital. A subsample of 70 patients completed the TNS again 1 week later.
Results: The Chinese version of the TNS had good internal consistency (α=0.817), fair test–retest reliability (r=0.866), and confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated good fit for a four-item version of the TNS.
Conclusion: The Chinese TNS exhibited sufficient validity and reliability in hospitalized patients with cancer.

Keywords: trust, measurement, nurse–patient relationship, reliability, validity, confirmatory factor analysis

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