The Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale: Translation and Psychometric Properties Among Hospitalized Cancer Patients in Turkey

Aydin R., KABUKCUOĞLU K., Haugan G.

Journal of nursing measurement, vol.31, no.3, pp.378-388, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1891/jnm-2021-0072
  • Journal Name: Journal of nursing measurement
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.378-388
  • Keywords: cancer patients, communation, nurse-patient interaction, nursing care, oncology, psychometric properties
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Purpose: Cancer patients experience physical and psychological ailments resulting from cancer illness, a difficult and long treatment process and fear of death. Nurse-patient interaction seems to play an important role when responding to the psychological needs of patients with cancer. The aim of this study is to adapt and examine the psychometric properties of the Nurse-Patient Interaction Scale (NPIS) among Turkish cancer patients. Design and Method: In a cross-sectional design, patients receiving cancer treatment at Farabi hospital in Turkey responded to the Personal Information Form and the NPIS. Descriptive statistics, principal component analysis (PCA), and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were applied. Findings: The NPIS was found to be suitable for a single factor structure, including 11 out of the original 14 items. The 11-items uni-dimensional model showed an acceptable/good fit with the data: χ2 = 154.369, (df = 44), χ2/df = 3.51, p = .0001, RMSEA = 0.100, p-value for test of close fit = 0.0001, CFI = 0.98, TLI = 0.97 and SRMR = 0.012.