Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of the Simulation Effectiveness Tool–Modified


Florence Nightingale journal of nursing (Online), vol.28, no.3, pp.250-257, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/fnjn.2020.19157
  • Journal Name: Florence Nightingale journal of nursing (Online)
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-257
  • Keywords: Nursing students, patient simulation, reliability and validity
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


AIM: The Simulation Effectiveness Tool—Modified aimed to evaluate students’ perceptions about the effectiveness of learning withina simulation environment, to implement Simulation Effectiveness Tool-Modified to adapt to the Turkish language, and test for itsreliability, validity, and psychometric properties.METHOD: This study was conducted in a methodological manner. The data were collected from 235 students who participated in thesimulation-based learning experience in the Faculty of Nursing of 2 public universities in Istanbul between January and June 2019.In the data analysis, descriptive statistics, exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation, confirmatory factor analysis, item-totalcorrelation, test-retest correlation, interclass correlation, Pearson correlation, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, and ceiling-floor effectanalysis were conducted.RESULTS: Four factors stated that 62.2% of the total variance was a result of factor analysis. The item-total correlations of the Turkishversion of the measurement tool ranged from r=0.47 to r=0.69. The total Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the tool was found to be 0.92.Test-retest correlations were found to be statistically significant for the total measurement tool and subscales. The measurement tooldid not have ceiling-floor effects.CONCLUSION: The Turkish version of the Simulation Effectiveness Tool-Modified is a reliable and valid measurement tool that can beused to evaluate perceptions on the effectiveness of learning within a simulation environment.Keywords: Nursing students, patient simulation, reliability and validity