Measuring reliability and validity of Persian version of spirituality scale among elderly Iranian population

Medicinski Glasnik Specijalne Bolnice za Bolesti Štitaste Žlezde i Bolesti Metabolizma "Zlatibor". 2014;19(51):13-22 DOI 10.5937/medgla1451013H

 

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Journal Title: Medicinski Glasnik Specijalne Bolnice za Bolesti Štitaste Žlezde i Bolesti Metabolizma "Zlatibor"

ISSN: 1821-1925 (Print); 2406-131X (Online)

Publisher: Specijalna bolnica za bolesti štitaste žlezde i bolesti metabolizma Zlatibor

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: Serbia

Language of fulltext: English, Serbian

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AUTHORS


Hallaj Zahra (University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Social Welfare, Tehran, Iran)

Rafiey Hasan (University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Social Welfare, Tehran, Iran)

Momtaz Yadollah Abolfathi (University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iranian research centre on ageing, Tehran, Iran)

Teimori Robab (University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, Tehran, Iran)

Haroni Qholamreza Qaed Amini (University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Social Welfare, Tehran, Iran)

Sahaf Robab (University of Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iranian research centre on ageing, Tehran, Iran)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 4 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the validity and reliability of Persian version of spirituality scale among elderly Iranian people. Methods: Based on the international quality of life assessment (IQOLA) project approach, Persian version of the spirituality scale was prepared. Data on 200 elderly people (over 60 years old) were entered into SPSS software. Results: The findings of the descriptive results of the current study showed that there was no correlation between the demographic data collected in this study such as age, religion and marital status with spirituality. On the other hand, after performing the exploratory factor analysis, calculating test-retest and intra-class correlation coefficient and measuring Cronbach's Alpha coefficient for internal consistency, the results showed that respectively the reliability, the face and content validity of the questionnaire were confirmed in high level. Also, through the exploratory factor analysis, the construct validity was confirmed. Conclusions: The Persian version of the spirituality scale in the elderly people with an acceptable reliability and validity can be used in clinical assessment and research.