Emergency nurses are experienced specific stress factors. To evaluate stressors of emergency nurses effectively is useful to improve quality of nursing care.
This study aimed to translate the stressor scale for emergency nurses into Chinese (C-SSEN) and carry out the reliability and validity test among Chinese emergency nurses.
A total of 358 emergency nurses from four hospitals in Tianjin, Henan, and Shandong province of China are recruited through a convenience sampling. The C-SSEN was translated into Chinese applying a classic ‘forward-backward’ translation method. Reliability (internal consistency, test-retest reliability) and validity (content validity, construct validity) were assessed.
The final version of C-SSEN was rated by the expert panel, indicating good content validity (I-CVI ≥ 0.83, S-CVI = 0.96). The scale had satisfactory content validity, internal consistency (Cronbach’s α coefficient = 0.958), and test-retest reliability (intra-class correlation coefficient = 0.824).
The C-SSEN is a useful and reliable scale to evaluate stressors among emergency nurses.
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Published online: October 31, 2022
Accepted: October 24, 2022
Received: August 29, 2022
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