The validity and reliability of the type 2 diabetes and health promotion scale Turkish version: a methodological studyName : Dr. Esra YILDIZ
Affliation : Assistant Professor
University : University of Atatürk
Country : Turkey
A healthy promotion is important for maintaining health and preventing complications in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The aim of the present study was to examine the psychometrics of a recently developed tool that can be used to screen for a health?promoting lifestyle in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Data were collected from outpatients attending diabetes clinics. The Type 2 Diabetes and Health Promotion Scale (T2DHPS) and a demographic questionnaire were administered to 295 participants. Forward–backward translation of the original English version was used to develop a Turkish version. Internal consistency of the scale was assessed by Cronbach's alpha. An explanatory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis used validity of the Type 2 Diabetes and Health Promotion Scale – Turkish version.
Kaiser?Meyer?Olkin (KMO) and Bartlett's sphericity tests showed that the sample met the criteria required for factor analysis. The reliability coefficient for the total scale was 0.84, and alpha coefficients for the subscales ranged from 0.57 to 0.92. A six?factor solution was obtained that explained 59.3% of the total variance. The ratio of chi?square statistics to degrees of freedom (χ2/df) 3.30 (χ2 = 1157.48/SD = 350); error of root mean square approximation (RMSEA) 0.061; GFI value of 0.91 and comparative fit index (CFI) value was obtained as 0.91.
Turkish version of The T2DHPS is a valid and reliable tool that can be used to assess patients’ health?promoting lifestyle behaviours. Validity and reliability studies in different cultures and regions are recommended.
Esra YILDIZ is an assistant professor at Departmant of Nursing, Atatürk University, Erzurum,Turkey. She has completed her PhD at Atatürk University Department of Public Health Nursing. Her primary interest are scale validity and reliability, cronic diseases managemant and vacciene.