2019 Volume 17 Pages 77-85
Aim: The aim of this study was to create a draft version of the Self-care Actions in Mental Health for Workers Inventory in order to grasp the mental health self-care of workers at the action level, and to verify the inventory’s content validity. Methods: A literature search was conducted using the keywords “inventory”, “self-care” and “original article” using the Japan Medical Abstracts Society Database. Articles on inventory development were extracted and an item pool was created based on the extracted articles. Items were included even if they were not directly related to mental health as it was assumed they could be revised. As the theoretical foundation for inventory development, the concept of self-care agency by nursing theorist, Orem, was used. In order to ensure content validity, study meetings were conducted by nursing researchers to verify whether the items, introduction and responses were difficult to understand, and whether the item contents were suitable for measuring actions based on self-care agency. Results: An item pool consisting of 53 items was created. Of these, some items were revised or combined because they were similar to other items. Conclusion: A 51-item draft version of the Self-care Actions in Mental Health for Workers Inventory was created, and its content validity was verified.