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Translation and assessment of validity and reliability of the health-promoting lifestyle questionnaire, using factor analysis
Erfan Aubi , Mehdi Shadnoush , Milad Nazarzadeh , Zeinab Bidel , Asad Ranaei , Ali Delpisheh *
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran/Prevention of Psychosocial Injuries, Research Centre, Ilam, Iran , alidelpisheh@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Public health promoting behaviors and lifestyle are quite important in adolescents and young adults. The present study aimed to translate and assess the validity and reliability of the health-promoting lifestyle questionnaire using factor analysis. Materials and Methods: In a descriptive study, 365 students at the Hamedan University of Medical Sciences were recruited by multistage randomized sampling method. The alpha Cronbach coefficient and confirmatory factor analysis were used to assess the validity and internal consistency of the health-promoting lifestyle questionnaire which has 40 questions. Results: Confirmatory factor analysis fit 6-factor structure was confirmed (RMSEA=0.05, CFI=0.94, x2 = 1989.10, df=410, p<0.001). For all factors except social support, the Alpha Cronbach's coefficient was in agreement range of equal or above 0.74. ‍Conclusion:The Persian version of the health-promoting lifestyle questionnaire can be used as a valid and reliable tool for investigating health behaviors in adolescents and young adults and specially medical students
Keywords: Health Promotion, Lifestyle, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Questionnaires, Reproducibility of Results, Validity, Reliability
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2013/01/1 | Accepted: 2018/02/5 | Published: 2018/02/5
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Erfan Aubi, Mehdi Shadnoush, Milad Nazarzadeh, Zeinab Bidel, Asad Ranaei, Ali Delpisheh. Translation and assessment of validity and reliability of the health-promoting lifestyle questionnaire, using factor analysis. pajoohande. 2012; 17 (3) :114-120
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