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The study of the relationship between the concept of health and status of health promoting behaviours in girls who were studying in high schools of Sistan and Balouchestan province
1. Kiani, Fateme
Health promotion research center, faculty member, Zahedan University of medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran (corresponding author)
2. Khazaeeian, Somaie
Faculty member, Department of Midwifery, Zahedan University of medical sciences, Zahedan, Iran
Abstract: Background and purpose: health promoting behaviours is one of the ways by which people can maintain their health. Regarding that adolescents are a considerable part of the country population and the importance of their health for society health promotion, the study was designed to determine the status of health promoting behaviour and its effect on understanding the concept of health. This study was cross sectional descriptive. 400 students of Sistan & Balouchestan province were selected by stratified sampling method. Collection tool of the data was health promoting lifestyle (HPLP-II) which was composed of standard questionnaire of health promoting lifestyle and the concept of health questionnaire, both of them had subscales. The data were analysed by Pearson statistical correlation test using SPSS 15. The mean of age was 15.8. Mean of (HPLP II) was 134.9±18.5 out of total score of 208. The highest score was 26.7 for spiritual growth subscale and the lowest was 16.9 in physical activity subscale. A significant statistical correlation was observed among mean of (HPLP II), variables of the concept of health understanding, and its subscales (P<0.001). Health promoting behaviours are something beyond an individual phenomenon and various factors like understanding health concept, vocational status, adaptation and etc affect it. Thus it is recommended to design plans by which we can improve health promoting behaviours with the increase of understanding the concept of health. [Kiani, Fateme, Khazaeeian, Somaie. The study of the relationship between the concept of health and status of health promoting behaviours in girls who were studying in high schools of Sistan and Balouchestan province. Life Sci J 2013;10(7s):148-151] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 24
Keywords: Health promoting behaviors, Girls, Highcschools.