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Comparison of health behaviors among students of Iranian medical and human sciences universities

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(2018) Comparison of health behaviors among students of Iranian medical and human sciences universities. Electronic physician. pp. 6836-6842. ISSN 2008-5842 (Print) 2008-5842 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29997769

Abstract

Background and aim: Health risk behaviors are major and threatening problems of societies. The aim of this study was to determine and compare health behaviors among students of Iranian medical and human sciences universities. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 570 senior medical and human sciences students of Ilam universities (Ilam, Iran) were selected during the period between October 2015 and October 2016, using the stratified random sampling method. The research tool was the self-assessment health questionnaire which consists of personal information, understanding the concept of health and health behaviors. Descriptive statistics and Mann-Whitney U, independent samples t-test and Pearson product-moment correlation tests were used in SPSS version 16. Results: The scores obtained by both groups of medical sciences and human sciences students were low. There was no significant relationship between field of study and the score of understanding the concept of health (p=0.289); but the relationship between field of study and the score on health behaviors (p=0.001) and between health behaviors and understanding the concept of health were significant for both the students of medicine (r=0.259, p=0.01) and the students of human sciences (r=0.493, p=0.001). Conclusion: Students' health behaviors were not at a desirable level. Conducting interventions in the form of research projects have been recommended.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Shohani, M.UNSPECIFIED
Rasouli, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Behavior Health Iran Student
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Page Range: pp. 6836-6842
Journal or Publication Title: Electronic physician
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 10
Number: 5
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.19082/6836
ISSN: 2008-5842 (Print) 2008-5842 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/973

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