Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the vital signs monitoring on pediatric wards scale (Ped-V scale)


Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol.71, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pedn.2023.04.013
  • Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Keywords: Attitude, Child, Follow-up, Ped-V scale, Pediatric nursing, Reliability, Validity, Vital signs
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of this study should be to adopt the Turkish version of the vital signs monitoring on pediatric wards scale (Ped-V scale). Design and method: This methodological study was carried out with 331 pediatric nurses aged 18–65 between September 2022 and November 2022. The data were collected using an online questionnaire including a Descriptive Information Form and the Ped-V scale. Before starting the implementation of the study, the language adaptation of the scale was made, then expert opinion was taken and a pilot application was made. Then the main sampling was applied and evaluated. Explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis, Cronbach's alpha, and item-total score analysis were used for data analysis. Results: It was determined that the scale consisted of 30 items and four sub-dimensions and that four sub-dimensions explained 42.91% of the total variance. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated that all factor loads were >0.30. According to the confirmatory factor analysis, all of the fit indices were >0.80, and the RMSEA was <0.080. Cronbach's alpha was determined as 0.88 for the total scale and >0.60 for all sub-dimensions. Conclusion: As a result of the analyses, it was determined that the Ped-V scale was a valid and reliable measurement tool for the Turkish sample. Practice implications: Using the Ped-V scale, it can help to determine the attitudes of nurses working in pediatric clinics toward monitoring vital signs and to plan in-service training if there is a problem.