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Journal:   ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE   December 2016 , Volume 19 , Number 12; Page(s) 824 To 831.
 
Paper: 

Reliability and Validity of Kurdish Language Version of Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II among Kurdish Healthcare Providers Kurdish Version of HPLP-II

 
DOI: 

0161912/AIM.003

 
Author(s):  MOHAMMED AMIN KAMALI ARAM SALIH, SADEGHI ROYA*, TOL AZAR, YASERI MAHDI
 
* Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 
BACKGROUND: Unhealthy lifestyles pose significant threat to public health. This study aimed to assess the validity and reliability of a Kurdish version of the HPLP-II instrument among Kurdish healthcare providers, whose society and culture differ from that of North America and Spain, where the instrument was developed. METHODS: The instrument was translated into Kurdish, back translated, and pilot tested to ascertain cultural sensitivity. It was then evaluated using a convenience sample of 460 healthcare providers in the Kurdistan region, northern Iraq using a principal components factor analysis. RESULTS: The order of factors was entirely identical to those isolated previously during the psychometric assessment of the English language version. The majority of our study participants were male (55%). In addition, 39. 2% of participants were nurses. In addition, 42% of participants had less than five years of working experience. Furthermore, 82. 1% of our study population held a high school diploma. The mean (SE) of Physical Activities dimension was low (15. 3 ± 4. 8) compared to Spiritual Growth dimension (24. 5 ± 4. 4). Moreover, the Cronbach's alpha coefficient for the overall HPLP-II questionnaire was 0. 870; however, the nutrition dimension was low (0. 622) compared to Physical Activities dimension (0. 792). Furthermore, the correlation between items ranged from 0. 099 to 0. 611. CONCLUSIONS: The Kurdish version of the HPLP-II demonstrated initial reliability and validity. It is a precious tool to evaluate and assess lifestyle and lifestyle interventions built to improve the health of Kurds.
 
Keyword(s): Health promoting lifestyle (HPL),healthcare providers (HcPrs),reliability and validity
 
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