The Bahasa Melayu version of the nursing stress scale among nurses: a reliability study in Malaysia

Rosnawati, M.R.; Moe, H.; Masilamani, R.; Darus, A. (2010) The Bahasa Melayu version of the nursing stress scale among nurses: a reliability study in Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 22 (4). pp. 501-506. ISSN 1010-5395

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    The Nursing Stress Scale (NSS) has been shown to be a valid and reliable instrument to assess occupational stressors among nurses. The NSS, which was previously used in the English version, was translated and back-translated into Bahasa Melayu. This study was conducted to assess the reliability of the Bahasa Melayu version of the NSS among nurses for future studies in this country. The reliability of the NSS was assessed after its readministration to 30 nurses with a 2-week interval. The Spearman coefficient was calculated to assess its stability. The internal consistency was measured through 4 measures: Cronbach's alpha, Spearman-Brown, Guttman split-half, and standardized item a coefficients. The total response rate was 70. Test-retest reliability showed remarkable stability (Spearman's rho exceeded .70). All 4 measures of internal consistency among items indicated a satisfactory level (coefficients in the range of .68 to .87). In conclusion, the Bahasa Melayu version of the NSS is a reliable and useful instrument for measuring the possible stressors at the workplace among nurses.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Rosnawati, M.R.
    2. Moe, H.
    3. Masilamani, R.(Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    4. Darus, A.
    Journal or Publication Title: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
    Additional Information: Rosnawati, Muhamad Robat Moe, Htay Masilamani, Retneswari Darus, A.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Reliability, Nursing Stress Scale, stress, nurses
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 11:46
    Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 11:46

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