:: Volume 1, Issue 4 (March 2014) ::
Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2014, 1(4): 15-28 Back to browse issues page
Study of lifestyle based on the Pender's Health Promotion model among students of Islamic Azad University
Maryam Hosseinnejad * , Mozgan Klantarzadeh
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Background and Aim:Many effects of health- threaten factors among adults are avoidable if unhealthy behaviors are identified and changed at an early stage. The aim of this study was to investigate the health promoting lifestyle based on the Pender's model among students of Islamic Azad University, Kerman. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 520 students selected by multi-stage sampling method The data was gathered by a questionnaire consisting of two sections include demographic characteristics and health promoting lifestyle profile II that composed of two main categories and six subscale. The health promotion behaviors category includes responsibility for health, physical activity, dietary habits subscales and the psychological health category includes stress management, interpersonal relationships and spiritual growth subscales. This questionnaire has been used extensively in health-promotion research and was reported to have sufficient validity and reliability In the present study, for the reliability of the questionnaire Cronbach's alpha 90/0 was obtained . Results: The mean score for health promoting lifestyle of students was139/84 ±20/3. The highest mean in the subscales was 27/71 ±5.24 for spiritual growth and the lowest was 18/19 ±5.43 for physical activity.The promoting health behavioral and psychosocial health among students who smoking& narcotic abuse or history of uses them had significantly lower than others (p <0/05). Conclusion: According to the results it is seem to be necessary, providing health education and health promotion programs, with an emphasis on competent health promotion lifestyle.
Keywords: Health Promoting lifestyle, university students
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2014/01/9 | Accepted: 2014/04/16

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