Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometrics Evaluation of the Arabic Version of the Patient-Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale
Journal of Nursing Measurement
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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.
The Rand Corporation cross-cultural adaptation method and psychometric analysis of data from 1844 adult surgical inpatients in two Saudi Arabia hospitals.
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.
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.
Aldughmi, Ohoud; Bobay, Kathleen L.; Bekhet, Abir K.; Sedgewick, Gillian; and Weiss, Marianne E., "Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometrics Evaluation of the Arabic Version of the Patient-Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale" (2022). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 966.