Turkish Version of the Working Memory Questionnaire: Reliability and Validity

Aksoy C. C., Saraçoğlu İ., Akkurt L.

JOURNAL OF BASIC AND CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.6, no.2, pp.67-73, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.30621/jbachs.1003491
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-73
  • Keywords: Working memory, reliability, validity, WMQ
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop the Turkish version of the Working Memory Questionnaire (WMQ-TR) and to examine the reliability and validity of the adapted version. Methods: The translation of the questionnaire was undertaken according to the international guidelines. The participants received an online survey including WMQ-TR and the Turkish Version of the Cognitive Failure Questionnaire (CFQ-TR). At two weeks after the first administration of the survey, the participants were asked to complete WMQ-TR again to examine test-retest reliability. Internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha coefficient) and construct validity (hypothesis testing) analyses were used to evaluate validity. The intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) was used to determine test-retest reliability. Results: The study was conducted with 303 healthy participants. The test-retest reliability of WMQ-TR was high (ICC=0.91, p<0.001), and Cronbach’s alpha was 0.90. A moderate positive correlation was found between WMQ-TR and CFQ-TR (r=0.61, p<0.001). Conclusion: WMQ-TR appears to have excellent test-retest reliability, acceptable construct validity, and good internal consistency.