[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
Main Menu
Journal Information::
Articles archive::
For Authors::
Publication Ethics::
Editorial policy::
Contact us::
Site Facilities::
Citation Impact
Search in website

Advanced Search
Receive site information
Enter your Email in the following box to receive the site news and information.
COPE Membership


Creative Commons Licence
Open access
:: Volume 6, Issue 2 (Summer 2018) ::
Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2018, 6(2): 102-113 Back to browse issues page
The Role of Health Beliefs and Illness Perceptions in Predicting Health-Promoting Behaviors in Cancer Patients
Sajjad Basharpoor * , Behnam NasriNasrabadi , Fazeleh Heidari , Parviz Molavi
Abstract:   (6986 Views)

Background and Objective: Health promoting behaviors is one of the most important factors in the physical and mental outcomes of cancer patients. The Current study was conducted in order to determination of the role of health beliefs and Illness Perception in predicting Health Promoting Behaviors of patients with cancer.
Methods: In this cross sectional study, 125 cancer patients, hospitalized in the Hematology section of Imam Khomeini hospital in Ardebil in the autumn of 2015 that were selected by convenience sampling, participated. For collecting data, the Illness Perception questionnaire, the Health Belief indexes and the Health- Promoting Lifestyle Profile were used. Gathered data were analyzed via Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis using SPSS19.
Results: The results showed that the Health promoting behaviors in cancer patients positively correlated to the General Health Threat (r= -0/18, P< 0/05), the Perceived vulnerability (r= -0/33, P< 0/001), the Perceived intensity (r= -0/30, P< 0/001) and the Self-Helping benefits (r= -0/19, P< 0/05). Among the Illness Perception components, the Health Promoting Behaviors have a positive relationship with the Acute timeline (r= -0/52, P< 0/001), the Periodic timeline (r= -0/31, P< 0/001), the Outcomes of disease (r= -0/31, P< 0/001) and the Emotional representations (r= -0/35, P< 0/001) but have a negative relationship with Self-Control (r= 0/35, P< 0/001). Also, multiple regression analysis showed that 23% of the variance of the Health Promoting Behaviors is explained with the Health Beliefs and 39% of that is explained by the Illness Perception.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that the beliefs about the situation and the outcomes of the disease and the quality of the Illness Perception in cancer patients have a role in their tendency for doing the Health promoting behaviors.

Keywords: Health Promoting Behaviors, Illness Perceptions, Attitude to health, Cancer
Full-Text [PDF 1279 kb]   (3709 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Health psychology
Received: 2016/11/2 | Accepted: 2018/04/18
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Basharpoor S, NasriNasrabadi B, Heidari F, Molavi P. The Role of Health Beliefs and Illness Perceptions in Predicting Health-Promoting Behaviors in Cancer Patients . Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2018; 6 (2) :102-113
URL: http://journal.ihepsa.ir/article-1-673-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 6, Issue 2 (Summer 2018) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه آموزش بهداشت و ارتقاء سلامت ایران Iranian Journal of Health Education and Health Promotion
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.06 seconds with 44 queries by YEKTAWEB 4642