Ostovarfar J(1), Kaveh MH(2), Ghahramani L(2), Karimi M(2), Asadollahi A(2), Zare R(3). Author information:
(1)Department of Health Promotion, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences School
of Health and Nutrition, Shiraz 71557, Iran.
(2)Department of Health Promotion, School of Health, Shiraz University of
Medical Sciences, Shiraz 71557, Iran.
(3)Industrial & Organizational Psychology Department, Faculty Education &
Psychology, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz 61336, Iran.
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the validity and reliability of the Family Health Climate Scale (FHC-Scale) among Iranian families. Second, can it be attributed to other family members by measuring the health climate in one person? METHOD: In total, 261 female students and 196 mothers completed the FHC-Scale. The study instrument was a Persian version of the FHC-Scale prepared through a translation and back-translation process. RESULTS: The results showed that the Persian version of the FHC-Scale is acceptable. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for FHC-PA in female students and their mothers, respectively, was 0.88 and 0.86 for the whole scale. Cronbach's alpha coefficient for FHC-NU in female students and their mothers, respectively, was 0.83 and 0.92 for the whole scale. The CVI values for all the items were equal to or above 0.8, and the CVR value for the total scale was 0.90. CONCLUSION: The Persian version of the FHC-Scale is therefore an effective tool for evaluating the different dimensions of family health climate in the Iranian population.
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