İlknur Dolu
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Feyza Demir Bozkurt
Department of Nursing, Bartin University Faculty of Health Sciences, Bartin, Turkey
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Bartın University, Bartın, Turkey
Received: 23 August 2023 / Revised: 5 September 2023 / Accepted: 16 September 2023 / Published: 30 December 2023


Introduction and aim. Health promotion is one of the common elements of sustainable development goals. The aim of this study was to identify the impact of “Healthy Life and Environment” course on nursing student’s awareness of sustainable development and healthy life, and health-promoting lifestyle behaviours.

Material and methods. A pre-, and post-test control group quasi-experimental research design was used. One nursing department located in Nortwest Blacksea region, Turkey. A total of 160 nursing students pursuing bachelor nursing programs. Students from first and second years who enrolled in the “Healthy Life and Environment” course assigned to intervention group, those who did not attend the course assigned to control group.

Results. Female students had higher level of HPLP II and SDA than male. SDA had a weak correlation with HLA and a very week correlation with HPLP II at baseline. Intervention group had an improvement of .03 points in HPLP II, no change in HLA, and a slight improvement of .01 points in SDA, however these differences were not statistically important.

Conclusion. The results of our study highlighted that nursing curricula need to be modified to incorporate sustainable development methodology using student-centered learning.



Dolu İ, Bozkurt FD. Nursing students’ awareness of health-promoting lifestyle profile and sustainable development goals – a quasi- -experimental study. Eur J Clin Exp Med. 2023;21(4):822–829. doi: 10.15584/ejcem.2023.4.25.

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