The research was planned as a methodological study with the aim of determining nurses' behavior in the application and evaluation of physical restraint and to establish the validity and reliability of the scale developed.
The population of the study consisted of all of the nurses working at a teaching and research hospital in the province of Izmir, Turkey. The study was carried out among nurses (N = 302) using Nurses' Identification Form and a Physical Restraint Application and Evaluation Scale.
The validity and reliability study of the Physical Restraint Application and Evaluation Scale indicated a Content Validity Index (CVI) of 0.89 for the application sub-scale and a CVI of 0.87 for the evaluation sub-scale. The Cronbach Alpha coefficient showing internal consistency was found to be 0.96, the correlation coefficient indicating test-retest consistency in the application sub-dimension was 0.98; the correlation coefficient for the evaluation sub-dimension was 0.98.
In the light of these data, it was determined that the Physical Restraint Application and Evaluation Scale was valid and reliable.