Exploring the reliability and validity of the adapted arabic sense of coherence scale

Nabeel Al-Yateem, Intima A. Alrimawi, Randa Fakhry, Arwa Al-Shujairi, Syed Azizur Rahman, Amina Al Marzouqi, Rachel Rossiter

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Applying strategies that improve sense of coherence (SOC) may positively affect adolescents’ wellbeing. This may be particularly beneficial for those with chronic conditions. Therefore, having a valid measurement tool for SOC is important. This study assessed the validity and reliability of the Arabic version of the SOC questionnaire (A-SOC). Secondary objectives were to establish baseline data on SOC levels in a population of adolescents in the United Arab Emirates.
Methods: We used a cross-sectional correlational design.
Results: The A-SOC was found to be a valid tool, with a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.75. The mean A-SOC score in the study sample was 57.38.
Conclusions: Following an initial assessment of children’s SOC, healthcare professionals could implement strategies that improve SOC for this population, thereby improving their general wellbeing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Volume29
Issue number2
Early online date03 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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