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Healthy Life Style Behaviors and Quality of Life of Individuals During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Healthy Life Style Behaviors and Quality of Life of Individuals During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Author(s): Kübra Arslan (Kırıkkale University, Turkey), Birgül Çiçek (Hacettepe University, Turkey), Hande Şahin (Kırıkkale University, Turkey) and Sibel Erkal (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 23
Source title: Handbook of Research on Policies, Protocols, and Practices for Social Work in the Digital World
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Fahri Özsungur (Mersin University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7772-1.ch008

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Abstract

This chapter aims to determine the effect of the Covid-19 epidemic period on individuals' healthy lifestyle behaviors and quality of life. This study was conducted with 370 individuals selected by simple random sampling using a survey technique. The data of the research was collected by questionnaire form. The ‘Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale II' validity and reliability studies of which were conducted by Bahar et al. (2008), and the ‘Quality of Life Scale Short Form' adapted by Eser et al. (1999) were used the measure healthy lifestyle behaviors and quality of life of individuals. The Mann-Whitney U (MWU) and Kruskal-Wallis (KW) tests were used. According to the results, quality of life and healthy life behaviors of the individuals participating in the study were above average. To prevent the adverse situations that may arise in individuals' healthy lifestyles and quality of life, it can be ensured that leisure activities are rearranged according to the existing conditions and individuals' awareness of this is increased.

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