Turkish version of life balance inventory: Validity, reliability, and cultural adaptation study

Inal O., KARAHAN S., Matuska K.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, vol.30, no.6, pp.803-810, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/11038128.2022.2145995
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.803-810
  • Keywords: Life balance, life satisfaction, occupational therapy, quality of life, well-being, STYLE BALANCE, STRESS, VALIDATION, HEALTH, WOMEN, MODEL
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BackgroundLife balance is an important concept in occupational therapy and is considered an essential component of the outcomes of life, such as happiness, and satisfaction of needs.AimsThe aim of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Life Balance Inventory (LBI) in healthy individuals.Materials and methodsThe study consisted of three stages: (1) translation and cultural adaptation, (2) testing internal consistency and reliability, and (3) checking construct validity of LBI. The LBI and the Juhnke-Balkin Life Balance Inventory were implemented.ResultsThe study was completed with a total of 312 individuals. Cronbach's alpha for Turkish LBI (T-LBI) total score was 0.939. The test-retest ICC scores of T-LBI were found to be 0.986 for the 'health' subscale, 0.980 for the 'relationship' subscale, 0.974 for the 'identity' subscale, and 0.990 for the 'challenge/interest' subscale. The total ICC score of the inventory was 0.989.Conclusion and significanceThe T-LBI is a valid and reliable assessment tool for measuring life balance in healthy individuals. We believe that our results will anticipate to increase the number of studies on life balance in the field of occupational therapy in Turkey.