Psychometric testing of the Slovenian Person-centred Climate Questionnaire - staff version Academic Article uri icon


  • To test the psychometric properties of the Slovenian version of the Person-centred Climate Questionnaire - staff version.Person-centredness can be a quality care indicator, but there are no valid and reliable instruments in the Slovene language aimed at exploring the person-centred care climate from a nursing staff perspective.Content validity based on expert agreement was evaluated by calculating content validity indices. A cross-sectional survey design using a convenience sample of 790 nurses and nursing assistants from medical and surgical wards in 11 hospitals was used to test the construct validity and internal consistency reliability.The average content validity index for the scale was 0.97, all items had content validity indices higher than 0.78, showing satisfactory content validity. Three components, climate of safety, community and everydayness explained 71.22% of the variance in the data and thus confirmed scale dimensionality. Cronbach's α was acceptable for whole scale (0.90) and for subscales (0.89, 0.89 and 0.86).The Slovene version of the Person-centred Climate Questionnaire - staff version is valid and reliable and can be further used in surgical and medical wards in hospital settings.The instrument enables further exploration of the relationships between perceived person-centredness and organisational outcomes.


  • Vrbnjak, Dominika
  • Pahor, Dušica
  • Povalej Bržan, Petra
  • Edvardsson, David
  • Pajnkihar, Majda

publication date

  • 2017