Current Issues: FEATURESReliability and Validity of The Family Needs Scale In A Turkish PopulationBilgin, Sonay PhD1; Coban, Gulay Ipek PhD2; Tanriverdi, Derya PhD3Author Information 1 Public Health Nursing Department, Nursing College of Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey 2 Fundamentals of Nursing Department, Antalya School of Health, 07058, Antalya, Turkey 3 Psychiatry Nursing Department, School of Nursing of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey Correspondence Gulay Ipek Coban, Assistant professor, Fundamentals of Nursing Department, Antalya School of Health, 07058 Antalya, Turkey. E-mail: [email protected] Rehabilitation Nursing Journal: September 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 5 - p 247-253 doi: 10.1002/rnj.048 Buy Metrics Abstract Aims and objectives: This study aimed to adapt an English version of the survey tool Family Needs Scale (FNS) for Turkish patients and to evaluate its psychometric properties. Background: Social care providers can reduce the risk for dysfunction in low-income families of preschoolers and increase resilience by responding to needs identified by the families themselves. Quality instruments developed to identify family needs within this population are scarce. To measure the needs of families with disabled children effectively, valid and reliable instruments that are sensitive to parents' expectations and to the constructs of nursing must be used. Conclusions: Nine factors were detected in the results, Cronbach's α reliability coefficient was .95 and item–total point correlations were between .32–.81. In addition, it was found that the test–retest correlation value was .91, which was found to be statistically significant (p < .001). Relevance to clinical practice: This scale can be used in nursing research projects to evaluate family needs regarding the care of children with a disability. © 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.