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Validity and Reliability of the Korean version of the Moral Distress Scale-Revised for Korean Hospital Nurses
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Validity and Reliability of the Korean version of the Moral Distress Scale-Revised for Korean Hospital Nurses
Chae, Youngran; Yu, SuJeong; Lee, Eun Ja; Kang, KyungJa; Park, Myung Sook; Yu, Mi;
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Purpose: To develop and test the validity and reliability of the Korean version of the Moral Distress Scale-Revised (KMDS-R) to assess its applicability to Korean hospital nurses. Methods: The KMDS-R was articulated through forward-backward translation methods. Internal consistency reliability, construct and criterion validity was calculated using SPSSWIN(19.0). Survey data were collected from 188 nurses from a university hospital in Gangwon-do, South Korea. Results: The KMDS-R showed reliable internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha of .69-.87 and a Guttman Split-half of .69-.82 for the total scale. Factor loading of the 21 items on the five subscales ranged from .41-.80. The KMDS-R was validated by factor analysis and explained 63% of moral distress for Korean hospital nurses. Criterion validity compared to Yoo's MDS showed significant correlation. Conclusion: The results suggest promising evidence of the KMDS-R's reliability and validity. It is used to measure moral distress for Korean hospital nurses.
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