Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Determination of Health Status Perceptions and Healthy Life Style Behaviors of Nursing Students
Türkan Karaca1,Sinan Aslan2
1Adıyaman Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu Hemşirelik Bölümü, Adıyaman, Türkiye
2Batman Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu Hemşirelik Bölümü, Batman, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.223 Background: In order for nursing students to become nurses who provide effective care in the future, they should be aware of specifically their own health perceptions and have healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Aim: This descriptive study aims to identify nursing students"health perceptions and their healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Method: Target population of the study was 363 students who were enrolled in the basic professional courses in the Nursing Department of Health High School at Adıyaman University in 2016-2017 academic year. The participants were 293 students who volunteered to participate in the study after they had been informed by the researcher and who fully completed the data collection forms. Data were collected through the Descriptive Features Form, the Health Perception Scale, and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours Scale II.

Findings: Students"Healthy Lifestyle Behaviour mean score was found 136.12±19.16. The study found a statistically significant relationship between students"healthy lifestyle behaviours and their health perceptions. It was also found that students who had high Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours total scale scores perceived their health state very well.

Conclusion: This study found that healthy lifestyle behaviour mean scores of nursing students were above average, and students"health perceptions were found to increase with the increase in the scale scores. It is important that the courses in nursing education curriculum aim to help students gain positive health behaviours so they can have good health perceptions. Keywords : Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors, Health Perception, Health Behaviour, Nursing Students