The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Assessment Tool (CIPNAT)

Kutluturkan S., Ozturk E. S., Ankan F., Kahraman B. B., Ozcan K., Ucar M. A.

European Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol.31, pp.84-89, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejon.2017.10.001
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-89
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


© 2017 Elsevier LtdPurpose Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common treatment-related adverse effect. It adversely affects the quality of life. Therefore, it is important to evaluate symptoms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Assessment Tool in Turkish patients. Methods A convenience sample of 327 patients, being treated with peripheral neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents were asked to fill in the questionnaire. The data was evaluated using SPSS 21 (SPSS Inc., Chicago IL, USA) statistical software. The verification of the structure obtained with CFA was provided by AMOS 21.0. Psychometric testing included internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha coefficient and item-total correlations), test-retest reliability, validity (exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and concurrent validity). Results The Cronbach alpha value of the scale was 0.97. The test-retest reliability results were significantly high. The CIPNAT significantly correlated with the European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. The model was validated by confirmatory factor analysis (χ2/sd = 2.74, GFI = 0.95, AGFI = 0.92, CFI = 0.98, RMSEA = 0.07, and RMR = 0.009). Conclusions The Turkish version of the CINAT was found to be reliable and valid with Turkish patients receiving chemotherapy. Use of the CIPNAT may lead to a better understanding of symptom. The CIPNAT can be used in future nursing research and practice as an assessment tool for peripheral neuropathy in patients with cancer who undergo chemotherapy.