Title

Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometrics Evaluation of the Arabic Version of the Patient-Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2022

Publisher

Springer

Source Publication

Journal of Nursing Measurement

Source ISSN

1061-3749

Original Item ID

DOI: 10.1891/JNM-D-20-00066

Abstract

Background and Purpose

The Patient Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale (PT-RHDS) is an outcome measure of discharge care processes. The purpose of the study was to test a cross-cultural adaptation from English into Arabic.

Methods

The Rand Corporation cross-cultural adaptation method and psychometric analysis of data from 1844 adult surgical inpatients in two Saudi Arabia hospitals.

Results

Reliability of the Arabic version (α = .75) was adequate. Confirmatory factor analysis supported construct validity. No differences in PT-RHDS scores were detected in comparisons for marital status, sex, age, or length of stay. The Arabic PT-RHDS did not predict readmissions.

Conclusions

The psychometric properties of the Arabic PT- RHDS provide preliminary evidence for its use in assessing surgical patients' perception of readiness for discharge in Arabic-speaking countries.

Comments

Journal of Nursing Measurement, 2022. DOI. Online before print.

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