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Journal:   JOURNAL OF HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGEMENT (JHPM)   MARCH-APRIL 2016 , Volume 5 , Number 2 (18); Page(s) 42 To 51.
 
Paper: 

CORRELATION OF BODY MASS INDEX AND HEALTH-PROMOTING LIFESTYLE AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKERS OF SAQQEZ CITY

 
 
Author(s):  MAHMOODI H.*, ASGHARI JAFARABADI M., MOHAMMADI Y., SHIRZADI SH., DOSHMANGIR P., SHARIFISAQEZI P.
 
* STUDENT RESEARCH COMMITTEE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION, SCHOOL OF HEALTH, TABRIZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TABRIZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Lifestyle is one of the determinants of individuals' health status and one of the main strategies to maintain healthy lifestyle. Body mass index in work environment can be used as an indicator of individual's lifestyle. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation of body mass index and health promotion lifestyle among healthcare workers of Saqqez city.
Materials & Methods: In this descriptive- correlational study, 180 staff of health care and hospital of Imam Khomeini hospital of Saqqez in Kurdistan participated by convince sampling. Demographic questionnaire and “Health Promotion Life Style II” (HPLP-II) was used to collect data. The validity of the instrument was determined by content validity and the reliability was obtained by alpha Cronbach coefficient. Data were analyzed by SPSS/21.
Findings: The mean BMI and HPLP score of staffs were 25.38
±3.70, 2.68 ± 0.48 respectively. The highest score was in participants who had a normal body mass index. Analysis showed that nutrition and physical activity were the highest and the lowest score dimensions respectively.
Conclusion: The mean score of health promotion lifestyle staff was desirable. However the mean of staff body mass index was not at the desirable level. Thus, physical activity as one of the health promoting behaviors is suggested.

 
Keyword(s): BODY MASS INDEX, HEALTH-PROMOTING LIFESTYLE, HEALTHCARE WORKER
 
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