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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 515-522

Cultural adaptation and validation of the nursing students' perceptions of instructor caring into spanish

1 Department of Nursing, Red Cross Nursing School, University of Seville, Spain
2 Department of Sociology, Social Work and Public Health, University of Huelva, Spain; Safety and Health Posgrade Program, University Espíritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador
3 Department of Cardiology, Virgen Macarena Hospital, Seville, Spain
4 Department of Social, Developmental and Education Psychology, University of Huelva, Burgos, Spain
5 Faculty of Health Sciences, University Isabel I, Burgos, Spain

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Dr. J Gomez-Salgado
Department of Sociology, University of Huelva, Social Work and Public Health, Faculty of Labour Sciences, Avenida 3 de Marzo, S/n. 21071 Huelva

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_386_19

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Objective: This paper aims to provide a Spanish version of the nursing students’' perceptions of instructor caring with content validity and reliability. Methods: A forward and backward translation procedure was conducted, and a panel of 15 experts assessed face validity. Content validity was established by calculating content validity indexes for each item and for the scale. The internal consistency was assessed in a sample of 120 students. Results: Content validity indexes resulted in higher than 0.78 for all items except Does not reveal any of his or her personal sides and serves as a trusted resource for personal problem solving; content validity index for the scale was 0.9 and Cronbach α was 0.942. Discussion: Results regarding reliability were similar to that of other studies in which the nursing students' perceptions of instructor caring has been used as a measuring tool. Item 12 deletion implies a considerable improvement in internal consistency. Conclusion: The Spanish nursing students' perceptions of instructor caring is a valid and reliable tool to be used in the Spanish context. Its use will enhance the understanding of clinical mentors' impact on nursing students.

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