Cultural Validation of the Turkish Version of the Infertility Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (TISE-SF)

Arslan-Ozkan I., Okumus H., Lash A. A., FIRAT M. Z.

JOURNAL OF TRANSCULTURAL NURSING, vol.25, no.3, pp.232-240, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1043659613508784
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-240
  • Keywords: infertility, psychometric testing, self-efficacy, instrument validity, instrument reliability, TISE-Short Form, ISE-Short Form, WOMEN, ACUPUNCTURE, SYMPTOMS, ANXIETY, SUPPORT, COUPLES, IMPACT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To translate and test the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Infertility Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form (TISE-SF). Methods: The convenience sample consisted of 120 infertile women. A psychometric research design was used with content and construct validity and reliability. Results: Cronbach's alpha of .78 showed moderate reliability, whereas item-total correlations ranged from .30 to .54. Factor analysis extracted a single component, explaining 40.3% of the variance. Kendall W showed agreement with each expert regarding the appropriateness of the items, confirming the content validity of the translated TISE-SF. Conclusion: The results supported the construct validity and reliability of the TISE-SF for measuring infertility self-efficacy in a population of Turkish women. Implications: Evaluating infertile women's perception of self-efficacy with the TISE-SF may be useful in clinical studies in Turkey. TISE-SF can be used by professionals as a counseling tool to help guide women in managing their treatments at infertility centers.