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Assessing the psycholinguistic and psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Transition Questionnaire grounded on the Hospital-to-Home Transition Model

      Highlights

      • In preterm infants, the process of transitioning home after discharge is extremely important, both in terms of mother-infant health and in terms of preventing health expenditures arising from hospital readmission.
      • The Transition Questionnaire, provides model-based nursing care by helping parents determine their post-discharge needs.
      • The Turkish version of the Transition Questionnaire (TQ-TR) is valid and reliable for making post-discharge evaluations of parents with preterm infants in Turkish society.

      Abstract

      Purpose

      The aim of this study was to assess the psycholinguistic and psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Transition Questionnaire, which is grounded on the Hospital-to-Home Transition Model.

      Design and methods

      This cross-sectional methodological study was conducted with the participation of 380 parents in the neonatal intensive care clinic in a tertiary hospital between February 2020 and January 2021. A data assessment, number and percentage analysis, and language validity, content validity, and construct validity analyses were applied. In addition, a cluster analysis was performed on the sub-dimensions obtained from the questionnaire, and one-way analysis of variance was used to test the difference between the clusters.

      Results

      The content validity index was determined to be 0.89. It was determined that the sample size was adequate for the factor analysis (with a KMO value of 0.779 and Bartlett's test of sphericity value of χ2(276)=4026.181; p<0.05). As a result of the exploratory factor analysis, 12 items were omitted from the questionnaire. Fit indices of the new three-factor questionnaire structure that was formed upon removal of the items were evaluated by confirmatory factor analysis (χ2/df=4.783, RMSEA = 0.076, GFI = 0.776, AGFI = 0.726, CFI = 0.707, SRMR = 0.097). The reliability coefficient was found to be 0.871‐0.716 for the sub-dimensions of the questionnaire and 0.795 for the overall questionnaire.

      Conclusions

      It was determined that the Turkish version of the Transition Questionnaire is valid and reliable for making post-discharge evaluations of parents with preterm infants in Turkish society.

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