Turkish Adaptation of the Bariatric Surgery Self-Management Behaviors Questionnaire: A Validity and Reliability Study


Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/bari.2023.0028
  • Journal Name: Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE
  • Keywords: bariatric surgery, obesity, reliability, scale, self-management, validation
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to adapt the “Bariatric Surgery Self-Management Behaviors Questionnaire (BBSQ)” to Turkish, and to evaluate its validity and reliability. In this study, the translation and adaptation of BBSQ to Turkish were completed in line with specific standards. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), t-test, and analysis of variance were used in the analysis of the data. A five-stage translation process was completed in the adaptation of BBSQ to Turkish and its cultural adaptation. Data were collected online from 209 patients. CFA was applied within the scope of the adaptation studies of the factor structure of the scale to Turkish culture. As a result of the analysis, BBSQ-Turkish (BBSQ-TR) confirmed the original factor structure. While the alpha value of the BBSQ-TR was 0.75, the composite reliability value was determined as 0.94, proving that the scale is a reliable measurement tool. The Turkish version of BBSQ is a valid and reliable tool for bariatric patients.