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Turkish Version of the Motivation for Changing Lifestyle and Health Behavior for Reducing the Risk of Dementia Scale

Zehirlioglu, Lemye; Erunal, Merve; Akyol, Merve Aliye; Mert, Hatice; Hatipoglu, Nur Sehnaz; Kucukguclu, Ozlem

Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: June 2019 - Volume 51 - Issue 3 - p 119–124
doi: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000433
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ABSTRACT Objective: This methodological study evaluates the validity and reliability of the Motivation for Changing Life Style and Health Behavior for Reducing the Risk of Dementia scale in Turkish. Methods: The study enrolled 220 individuals aged 40 years and older between September 2017 and June 2018. The Kendall W analysis and content validity index were used for validity; test-retest and confirmatory factor analyses were used for the reliability analysis. Results: The Turkish version of the Motivation for Changing Life Style and Health Behavior for Reducing the Risk of Dementia scale has valid content. The Cronbach α coefficient of the scale was .809, and the subscales were in the ranges of .781 to .609. A statistically significant, positive correlation was found between the test and retest scores. Conclusions: These results show that the scale has validity and reliability for use in the Turkish population.

Questions or comments about this article may be directed to Ozlem Kucukguclu, PhD, at ozlem.kguclu@deu.edu.tr, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.

Merve Erunal, MSc, is Research Assistant, Faculty of Nursing, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. PhD Student, Internal Medicine Nursing Doctorate Programme, Institute of Health Sciences, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.

Merve Aliye Akyol, MSc, is Research Assistant, Faculty of Nursing, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. PhD Student, Internal Medicine Nursing Doctorate Programme, Institute of Health Sciences, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.

Hatice Mert, PhD, is Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, Department of Internal Medicine Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.

Nur Sehnaz Hatipoglu, MD, Elderly Health Doctorate Programme, Institute of Health Sciences, Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey; and Ministry of Health, Konak 24th M.F. Özsaruhan Primary Care Clinic, Izmir, Turkey.

Lemye Zehirlioglu, MSc, is PhD Student, Internal Medicine Nursing Doctorate Programme, Department of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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