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Effective Factors on Health-Promoting Lifestyle Among Iranian Chemical Veterans in 2014 Based on Health Promotion Model: A Path Analysis

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(2016) Effective Factors on Health-Promoting Lifestyle Among Iranian Chemical Veterans in 2014 Based on Health Promotion Model: A Path Analysis. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. p. 8. ISSN 2074-1804

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Background Health-promoting behaviors can enhance physical and mental health among individuals with disability, particularly veterans. Objectives The current study aimed to examine both one-way direct and indirect effects of the factors of the Health Promotion Model (HPM) on health-promoting behaviors in chemical veterans from Ilam province in Iran. Materials and Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014. In this study, 239 moderate-to-severe chemical veterans from Illam province supported by the veterans affairs department of Ilam were evaluated via census sampling. Data including health-promoting behaviors, perceived self-efficacy, perceived barriers and benefits, perceived social support, and perceived health status were collected using standard questionnaires. Results The results show that the HPM is a poor predictor of the health-promoting lifestyles of chemical veterans (R-2 = 15). Social support (factor loading = 0.38) is the strongest predictor of health-promoting behaviors and it influences such behaviors directly, while perceived barriers (factor loading = -0.11) and perceived self-efficacy (factor loading = 0.02) indirectly predict behavior through social support. Conclusions Perceived social support is the most important factor that influences health-promoting behaviors. Increasing social support by enhancing self-efficacy and decreasing perceived barriers can improve health-promoting behaviors among veterans.

Item Type: Article
Firoozabadi, M. S.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Health Behavior Health Promotion Model Chemical Veteran Path Analysis Iran quality-of-life construction workers use hearing protection family caregivers physical-activity behaviors adults General & Internal Medicine
Page Range: p. 8
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 18
Number: 8
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ISSN: 2074-1804
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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