Esra Gül, Fırat Akcan


Due to its tectonic structure, Turkey is one of the most earthquake-prone countries where a large part of its lands is under seismic danger. The aim of this study; The aim of this study is to examine the healthy lifestyle behaviors of Turkey AFAD Search and Rescue Technicians in terms of various variables and to evaluate their healthy lifestyle behaviors. 112 AFAD search and rescue technicians were included in the study. A structured questionnaire consisting of two parts was used as the data collection method in the research. In the first part of the form, a questionnaire consisting of questions determining the descriptive features was applied, and in the second part, the healthy lifestyle behaviors scale was applied. The validity and reliability study of the scale was carried out by Bahar et al. in 2008 and it was adapted to Turkish. SPSS statistical package program was used for statistical analysis of the obtained data. As a result of the analysis of the data obtained, all of the search and rescue technicians (n:111) participating in the study were male, and more than half of them (87.4%) were married. The age range in which the participants are concentrated is between 42-49 and 63.1% (n:70). 77.5% (n:86) of Search and Rescue Technicians are undergraduate graduates and 37.8% (n:42) of them have been doing this job for 16-20 years. A statistically significant difference was found between the healthy lifestyle total scores and sub-dimension scores of the participants in terms of sleep, marital status, branch, education status and age (p<0.05). In terms of smoking addiction, experience, body mass index, alcohol use and chronic disease variables, no statistically significant difference was found between healthy lifestyle total scores and sub-dimension scores (p<0.05). As a result, healthy lifestyle behaviors of AFAD search and rescue technicians were not at a sufficient level and it is thought that it would be appropriate to carry out studies to develop them. For all that it is thought that the number of female search and rescue technicians is insufficient and it would be beneficial to carry out studies to increase it.


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