Validity and reliability study of the Turkish version of Health Belief Model Scale in diabetic patients


KARTAL A., Oezsoy S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, vol.44, no.8, pp.1447-1458, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2007.06.004
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1447-1458

Abstract

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important health problem that leads to severe complications, is the cause of early death, and is showing an increase in frequency. The development of positive health behaviors is extremely important in the treatment of diabetic patients. There are various models that examine the health behaviors of individuals. One of these is the Health Belief Model. This model is very beneficial in explaining factors that affect patients' compliance with their disease.