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JHPM 2017, 6(3): 28-35 Back to browse issues page
The Health Promotion Behaviors and its Correlation with Selected Professional Factors in Nurses
Hakimeh Mostafay Najafabadi , Behrooz Rezaei *
Assistant Professor PhD in Health Services Management, Nursing & Midwifery Faculty, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran. , beh.rezaei@gmail.com
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Introduction: Promoting a healthy life style is an important aspect for nurses. While Nurses' health may influence the patients’ health, this study aims to determine the health promotion behaviors and its correlation with selected professional factors in nurses.

Methods: This is a descriptive- correlational study. Population of the study consists of all nurses who worked in Fatemeh Zahra Hospital in Najaf Abad, Iran in 2015. Nurses (n = 115) are selected through census method. Data is gathered with demographic and “Health-Promoting Life Style Profile II” (HPLPII) in six dimensions of health responsibility, physical activity, nutrition, spiritual growth, stress management and interpersonal relationships.  In the present study, Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability of the tool was calculated in a sample of 10 people within a week, also intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) is calculated. Data is analyzed using SPSS.19 software.

Results: The mean score of health promoting behaviors among nurses is 122.42 ± 44.22 which indicates an average level. The highest score is in the area of health responsibility (32.40 ± 5.83) and the lowest score corresponds to the stress management (13.13 ± 3.34) and physical activity (13.45 ± 4.67). Results showed a significant correlation between health promoting behaviors and the shift work (P = 0.021), type of employment (P = 0.001) and income (P = 0.002).

Conclusions: Considering the low score of nurses in physical activity and stress management, it is recommended to improve the health promotion behaviors especially stress management and physical activity among through implementing educational programs about healthy life style.

Keywords: Promotion of Health, Health Behavior, Hospital Nursing Staff, Occupational Health
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing management & administration
Received: 2017/01/14 | Accepted: 2017/06/6 | Published: 2017/06/6
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Mostafay Najafabadi H, Rezaei B. The Health Promotion Behaviors and its Correlation with Selected Professional Factors in Nurses. JHPM. 2017; 6 (3) :28-35
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