Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article
Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire in Postoperative Patients

Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire in Postoperative Patients

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Department of Nursing, Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital, Nicosia, North Cyprus

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Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus

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Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine Co-Director Harborview Integrated Pain Care Program University of Washington, USA

Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4: 157-163
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2019.1023
Read: 150 Downloads: 117 Published: 23 December 2019

BACKGROUND/AIMS

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire (APS-POQ-R) in postoperative patients.

 

MATERIAL and METHODS

A descriptive, cross-sectional psychometric study design was used to examine the psychometrics of the Turkish APS-POQ-R among a convenience sample of 218 adult postoperative patients treated by five surgical departments in two hospitals. The 23-item English version of the questionnaire was translated into Turkish according to international guidelines. For the questionnaire, construct validity was analyzed with confirmatory factor analyses and known group validity. Cronbach's alpha was used to examine the questionnaire internal consistency reliability.

 

RESULTS

The Cronbach's alpha of the questionnaire was .91. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients for the subscales were pain severity and sleep interference .87, activity interference .92, affective .95, adverse effects .91, and perception of pain care .50.

 

CONCLUSION

The Turkish APS-POQ-R was found to have confirmatory factor structure and internal validity and construct reliability similar to the original instrument. The questionnaire appears to be useful to evaluate the quality of pain management in postoperative patients and can be used to guide the implementation of nursing interventions. Further investigation is warranted on the perceptions of care subscale.

 

Cite this article as: Keskin A, Sucu Dağ G, Gordon DB. Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire in Postoperative Patients. Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4(3): 157-63.

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