The validity and reliability of the type 2 diabetes and health promotion scale Turkish version: a methodological study
According to Pender, healthy lifestyle behaviours are composed of self‐efficacy, health responsibility, exercise, nutrition, interpersonal relationships and stress management 5. Patients with type 2 diabetes need to adopt a healthy lifestyle in order to improve their heath. In this way, they can stay clear from complications, their life quality will increase, and their lifespan will extend.
As with all other countries, because type 2 diabetes is increasing in Turkey, a tool to assess health‐promoting behaviour for diabetes is needed. Chen et al developed Type 2 diabetes and health promotion scale (T2DHPS) for diabetic patients 7. Although validity and reliability studies of this scale were conducted in English, Chinese and Persian, there have been no validity and reliability studies conducted in the Turkish language. By using this scale, primary caretakers this scale, primary caretakers can perform a standard scaling in assessing the health‐promoting behaviour of patients with type 2 diabetes. A tool, which can be used in assessing the health‐promoting behaviour of patients with type 2 diabetes, will be a guide to identify the health‐promoting behaviour of patients and help develop initiatives in Turkey. This validity and reliability study of the Type 2 Diabetes and Health Promotion Scale (T2DHPS) in Turkish responds to a need in this field. The validity and reliability study of this tool was undertaken for these reasons.