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Tabriz university of medical Sciences , shirinzadeh.khiav@gmail.com
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Background and aims: Just culture is conceptualized as a rational approach to human error and its fallibility. A good evaluation of just culture in an organization is needed to effectively design and implement of preventive measures to reduce the events and injuries. This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric features of the Persian language version of just culture questionnaire (JCQ).

 Methods: JC questionnaire contains 27 questions in six dimensions of JC. The Persian version of JC questionnaire was prepared by the standard method, forward-backward translation. In order to evaluate the content validity, the questionnaire was sent to 28 ergonomists and the content validity index (CVI) and content validity ratio (CVR) were calculated. The reliability of questionnaire was determined when 221 questionnaires were fulfilled by hospital nurseries.

Results: the initial evaluations by experts partial revisions in some subscales to approve the CVR. By revisions, the validity of all subscales and consequently the JCQ were confirmed. The Cronbachchr('39')s alpha coefficient for JCQ dimensions was ranged from 0.65 to 0.89. The total coefficient for the JCQ showed that the questionnaire has high internal consistency in all dimensions measured (α = 0.894).

Conclusion: This study showed that the validity and reliability of the Persian version of JCQ are acceptable and it is applicable for assessment of just culture in Iranian organizations and workplaces.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2015/09/5 | Accepted: 2016/02/3 | Published: 2017/05/30