The Validity and Reliability of Turkish Version of the Chemotherapy-induced Taste Alteration Scale (CiTAS)

SÖZERİ ÖZTÜRK E., Kutluturkan S.

CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH, vol.27, no.2, pp.235-249, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1054773816662436
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-249
  • Keywords: chemotherapy, oncology nursing, taste alteration, PATIENTS RECEIVING CHEMOTHERAPY, FOOD HEDONICS, SMELL, VALIDATION, DISORDERS, CANCER, BREAST


The study was aimed to assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Chemotherapy-induced Taste Alteration Scale (CiTAS), and was conducted on adult patients receiving chemotherapy (N = 184) in the Chemotherapy Unit and Hematology Clinic (Outpatient) of a university hospital between December 2013 and May 2014. The results showed that the Cronbach's alpha coefficient (.869) was satisfactory. The alpha value was .89 for the Decline in Basic Taste subscale, .70 for Discomfort subscale, .82 for Phantogeusia and Parageusia subscale, and .72 for General Taste Alterations subscale. The coefficients of the relationship between test-retest reliability results were significantly high (r = .939, n = 28). The Turkish version of the CiTAS was a sufficient and suitable tool in evaluating the taste alterations associated with chemotherapy.