1Department of Public Health Nursing, School of Health, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
2Department of Neurology, Medical School, Malatya Education and Research Hospital, Malatya, Turkey
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Aim: This study was conducted for the purpose of adapting the Public Attitudes Toward Epilepsy Scale (PATE) for the Turkish context and determining its validity and reliability.
Material and Methods: This is a methodological research and conducted in a family health centre located in the eastern Turkey between February 2018 and September 2018. In this study, 268 individuals, who were older than 18 years and registered in a Family Health Centre, were reached.
Results: The result of the KMO test was determined to be 0.783 and that of Bartlett’s test 1002.772, and both were observed to be significant at a level of p , 0.001.
Conclusion: Our study determined that the Turkish version of the PATE has validity and reliability and can be used in Turkish society.
Keywords: Epilepsy; public attitudes toward epilepsy; scale; Turkey psychometric validation