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

Clin Nurs Res. 2018 Feb;27(2):235-249. doi: 10.1177/1054773816662436. Epub 2016 Aug 11.


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.

Keywords: chemotherapy; oncology nursing; taste alteration.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Antineoplastic Agents / adverse effects
  • Drug Therapy*
  • Dysgeusia / chemically induced*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Oncology Nursing / methods
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Surveys and Questionnaires / standards*
  • Taste / drug effects*
  • Turkey


  • Antineoplastic Agents