The Turkish Validity and Reliability Study of the Healthy Lifestyle Screening Scale

Savaş M., Ödek Ö., ZİNCİR H.

Journal of nursing measurement, vol.31, no.4, pp.546-555, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1891/jnm-2021-0085
  • Journal Name: Journal of nursing measurement
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.546-555
  • Keywords: community/public health, factor analysis, lifestyle, scale
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Purpose: A healthy lifestyle is an important condition for the protection and improvement of the health of individuals. The aim of the study is to adapt the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Healthy Lifestyle Screening Tool (HLST) in adults and to analyze their healthy lifestyle levels. Methods: It is a methodological type of research. The factor structure of the scale was evaluated by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and the sample of 377 adult individuals was evaluated with Cronbach's alpha value for reliability. Results: The Cronbach alpha value of the scale is 0.825 and it is above the accepted limit. In the seven-factor structure, 48.95% of the total variance was explained. The scale has 34 items and the factor loads of each item vary between 0.24-0.58. Confirmatory factor analysis was compatible with the data obtained with theoretical data. Conclusion: The Turkish version of the HLST scale is a valid and reliable scale that can be used to evaluate healthy lifestyle behaviors in adults.