Psychometric Validation of the Korean Version of the Family-Centered Care Questionnaire—Revised

Jihee Han, Won Oak Oh, Yoojin Heo, Sunho Kim

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Background and Purpose: Family-centered care (FCC) is a philosophy of care that applies to all areas of pediatric nursing and is a key component of the care model for patient safety and management activities in the medical environment of hospitalized children. The aim of this study was to translate and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Family-Centered Care Questionnaire—Revised (FCCQ-R). Methods: A total of 239 questionnaires were completed by pediatric nurses at four consenting general hospitals. Results: Fourteen items were removed from the original questionnaire through exploratory factor analysis and nine subscales were reduced to five. The factor loadings of the 30 items on the five subscales ranged from 0.50–0.80. The model of the Korean version of the questionnaire was validated by an exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Reliability analysis for internal consistency showed an acceptable to high Cronbach’s α of 0.96 in total and the subscales ranged from 0.59–0.92. Conclusions: This study verified the validity and reliability of the tool to measure the perception of FCC. Future research will need to correlate FCC with more relevant measures, such as the nurse–parent partnership measure tool, to confirm predictive and concurrent validity. The Korean version of the FCCQ-R of 30 questions on five subscales is a valid and reliable measurement of Korean nurses’ perceptions of FCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-359
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Sept

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  • family-centered care
  • nursing care
  • pediatric nursing
  • professional–family relations
  • psychometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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