Validity and Reliability of the Korean version of Nurses' Attitudes towards the Forensic Psychiatric Patients Scale (NAFPPS-K)

Moonju Song, Yul Mai Song, Kuem Sun Han

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Abstract

Purpose: To translate the Korean version of Nurses' Attitudes Towards the Forensic Psychiatric Patients Scale (NAFPPS-K) into Korean and to test validity and reliability as well. Methods: Participants were 275 psychiatric nurses in South Korea who completed the self-reported online survey of the NAFPPS-K. Twenty-five items were used for item analyses, exploratory factor analyses, and confirmatory factor analyses, as well as for examining internal consistency. Results: The four factors of “Concerns about Recidivism (seven items)”, “Social Distance (four items)”, “Burden of Providing Care (four items)” and “Willingness to Provide Care (four items)” were identified based on the results of item reduction and exploratory factor analyses. Theses factors accounted for 58.1% of the total variance of the NAFPPS-K. Fitness of the modified mode was acceptable (x2=331.56, CFI=.92, TLI=.91, GFI=.89, RMSEA=.07). Cronbach’s ⍺ of the 19 items was.83. Conclusion: This study identifies the validity and reliability of the NAFPPS-K. Four factors of the NAFPPS-K may be useful in evaluating the nurses' attitude for forensic psychiatric patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-317
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Sep

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Factor analysis
  • Forensic nursing
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Validation study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health(social science)

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