FUNDA SOFULU*, ELIF UNSAL AVDAL RN**, BURCU ARKAN RN***
*Register Nurse Izmir Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Research and Education Hospital, Izmir, Turkey - **Associate Professor Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Faculty of Health Sciences Izmir, Turkey - ***Assistant Professor, Uludag University School of Health, Psychiatric Nursing Department, Bursa, Turkey
Objectives: This research was achieved methodologically for testing if “The Diabetes Family Support and Conflict Scale” is a reliable and validated instrument for the Turkish society.
Materials and methods: The research was achieved in the Endocrinology and Diabetes policlinics of the university hospital in Izmir. The universe of the research was created by the sample of the individuals with the type 2 diabetes that has been consulted to the endocrinology and diabetes polyclinics. In assessing the data of the research; language and content validity, structure validity and reliability analysis were made. For testing the internal consistency of the scale the Cronbach Alpha coefficient was determined.
Results: The Cronbach Alpha value that was determined for the whole scale was 0.735. By the outcome of the “material analy- sis” that has been made; the correlation coefficient of the correlation of the total score of the “family support” sub format of the scale and total scores of the scale as 0.79; “family conflict” as 0.64 were found out.
Conclusions: it was deduced that “the Diabetes Family Support and Conflict Scale” is an instrument with high level of reliabi- lity and validity on the purpose of being used in Turkish Society.
Type 2 diabetes, diabetes mellitus, family, validity, reliability, scale.