A scale-development study: Exploration of intensive-care nurses' attitudes towards futile treatments


YILDIRIM G. , KARAGÖZOĞLU Ş. , ÖZDEN D., ÇINAR Z. , ÖZVEREN H.

DEATH STUDIES, cilt.43, ss.397-405, 2019 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1479470
  • Dergi Adı: DEATH STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.397-405

Özet

The study was conducted to determine the validity and reliability of the tool used to assess nurses' attitudes towards futility, and to explore intensive-care nurses' attitudes towards futility. Principal components analysis revealed that 18item scale was made up of four subdimensions that assess Identifying(beliefs), Decision-Making, Ethical Principles and Law, and Dilemma and Responsibilities related to futile treatments. The internal consistency of the scale was in the acceptable range, with a total Cronbach's alpha value of 0.72. Overall the results of study suggest that scale can be used as a valid and reliable assessment tool to assess nurses' attitudes towards futility.