Published online Mar 19, 2023. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v13.i3.113
Peer-review started: December 27, 2022
First decision: January 31, 2023
Revised: February 4, 2023
Accepted: March 14, 2023
Article in press: March 14, 2023
Published online: March 19, 2023
Insomnia is a major problem for people. Many causes of insomnia have been reported. One of these reasons is hospital-acquired insomnia. Although it has been stated in many studies that patients experience hospital-acquired insomnia, it has been determined that there is no valid and reliable measurement tool that measures hospital-acquired insomnia problems of individuals.
Insomnia, which affects individuals physiologically, psychologically and therapeutically, is a serious problem in the hospital. Hospital-induced insomnia affects the quality of treatment and care. For this reason, healthcare professionals need a measurement tool that can measure the hospital-acquired insomnia levels of patients.
In this study, it was aimed to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool that can determine the hospital-acquired insomnia levels of patients.
This research is scale development research consisting of a pilot application and a main application. First of all, an item pool was created for the scale and presented to expert opinion. After the expert opinion, the scale items were made ready for pre-application. In the preliminary application, data were obtained from 64 individuals. During the main application phase, 223 patients were reached. Exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and reliability analyzes were performed with the obtained data. Analyzes were performed using SPSS 20 package program and analysis of moment structure package program.
As a result of data analysis, it was determined that the scale consisted of 5 sub-dimensions and 18 items. The total Cronbach alpha value of the scale was determined to be 0.783.
It was determined that the scale, which consists of 5 sub-dimensions and 18 items, is a valid and reliable measurement tool in determining the hospital-acquired insomnia levels of the patients.
It is recommended to use this measurement tool to determine the insomnia problems of patients and to adapt it in other countries.