Measuring reliability and validity of Persian version of spirituality scale among elderly Iranian population
Momtaz Yadollah Abolfathi
Haroni Qholamreza Qaed Amini
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AbstractObjective: The aim of this study was to measure the validity and reliability of Persian version of spirituality scale among elderly Iranian people. Methods: Based on the international quality of life assessment (IQOLA) project approach, Persian version of the spirituality scale was prepared. Data on 200 elderly people (over 60 years old) were entered into SPSS software. Results: The findings of the descriptive results of the current study showed that there was no correlation between the demographic data collected in this study such as age, religion and marital status with spirituality. On the other hand, after performing the exploratory factor analysis, calculating test-retest and intra-class correlation coefficient and measuring Cronbach's Alpha coefficient for internal consistency, the results showed that respectively the reliability, the face and content validity of the questionnaire were confirmed in high level. Also, through the exploratory factor analysis, the construct validity was confirmed. Conclusions: The Persian version of the spirituality scale in the elderly people with an acceptable reliability and validity can be used in clinical assessment and research.