ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
The Turkish Version of the Infant Feeding Intention Instrument (IFI-T) [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 269-274 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.70487

The Turkish Version of the Infant Feeding Intention Instrument (IFI-T)

Sezer Er Güneri1, Gonca Karayağız Muslu2, Özlem Güner3
1Department of Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing, Ege University Nursing Faculty, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Nursing, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, School of Health, Muğla, Turkey
3Department of Midwifery, Sinop University School of Health, Sinop, Turkey

Objective: The purpose of this research was to translate the Infant Feeding Intentions Scale (IFI) into Turkish, modify it according to the Turkish cultural state, and detect the reliability and validity of the translated version.
Materials and Methods: The research data was collected in the pregnancy polyclinic from 128 healthy pregnant women at a university hospital. A personal information form and a Turkish version of the IFI scale (IFI-T) were used for data collection. Language equivalence, content validity, construct validity, and predictive validity were used in the validation research of the IFI-T Scale. In the reliability research, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, item analysis, split-test, and re-test methods were used. The t-test was used for the dependent groups to test the time invariance of the scale.
Results: The consistency of specialist opinion on the scale, translated into Turkish and back-translated, was revealed (Kendall W=0.600; p>0.05). The factor loading values resulting from the factor analysis that was directed at the construct validity of the scale were between 0.69 and 0.89 and the items were collected under one factor. The scale total correlation value of all items was over 0.20. In the reliability research, the Cronbach’s alpha value was 0.86. The test-retest and split-half test results also supported the reliability of the scales.
Conclusion: We found that the IFI-T scale can be used as a valid and reliable tool for evaluating the infant feeding intention in pregnant women.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, the infant feeding intentions scale, validity and reliability.

Sezer Er Güneri, Gonca Karayağız Muslu, Özlem Güner. The Turkish Version of the Infant Feeding Intention Instrument (IFI-T). Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(3): 269-274

Corresponding Author: Özlem Güner, Türkiye
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