Background and Purpose: The extent to which nurses feel comfortable about the use oftouch may affect the frequency and quality of nursing touch-based interventions. No validinstrument exists to assess nurses’ feelings of comfort with touch. In this study, the nurses’scale was developed and preliminary validated. Methods: Items were generated throughsemistructured interviews. After testing the content validity with a team of experts, thepsychometric properties were tested with a sample of 451 nurses. Results: Explorativefactor analysis yielded a five-factor solution, which was supported by confirmatory factoranalysis. Examination of concurrent validity revealed that comfort with touch wascorrelated with positive affective states and emotional self-efficacy. Conclusion: Futuredirections and implications for nursing research, education, and practice are discussed.

Development and Initial Validation of the Nurses' Comfort with Touch Scale

PEDRAZZA, Monica;Trifiletti, Elena;BERLANDA, Sabrina;Motteran, Arianna
2015

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Background and Purpose: The extent to which nurses feel comfortable about the use oftouch may affect the frequency and quality of nursing touch-based interventions. No validinstrument exists to assess nurses’ feelings of comfort with touch. In this study, the nurses’scale was developed and preliminary validated. Methods: Items were generated throughsemistructured interviews. After testing the content validity with a team of experts, thepsychometric properties were tested with a sample of 451 nurses. Results: Explorativefactor analysis yielded a five-factor solution, which was supported by confirmatory factoranalysis. Examination of concurrent validity revealed that comfort with touch wascorrelated with positive affective states and emotional self-efficacy. Conclusion: Futuredirections and implications for nursing research, education, and practice are discussed.
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