Volume 25, Issue 169 (7-2018)                   RJMS 2018, 25(169): 11-22 | Back to browse issues page

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Tol A, mohebbi B, Yekaninejad M, Sabouri M. Influential Factors on Health Promoting Behaviors and Happiness among Women. RJMS. 2018; 25 (169) :11-22
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5129-en.html
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Background: Health promoting behaviors are one of the main determinants of human being health as a way to achieve better quality of life. This study aimed to determine effective factors on health promoting behaviors and happiness among women referred to health centers of south of Tehran.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study conducted with 461 women referred to health centers of south of Tehran using multi stage and cluster sampling method in 2016. In order to data gathering, a self-administered questionnaire consisted of demographics, health promoting behaviors and Oxford happiness scales were used. Descriptive and inferential tests and multivariate variance analysis (MANOVA) were performed to data analysis. The significant level was set less than 0.05.
Results: The majority of participants 257(55%) was in the aged between 25-40 years old. The mean and SD of all dimensions of health promoting behaviors decreased with increasing age. Out of all demographics, economic status, level of education, family size and marital status had significant relation with happiness. Women with high economic level achieved better health promoting behaviors’ score (49.96±19.14). The less mean and SD of happiness was related to retired women.
Conclusion: Based on study results, age, Economic level, level of education had significant association with health promoting behaviors and happiness. Low level of happiness was related to low value of Health Promoting behaviors domains. It is a necessity to pay more attention to improve health promoting behavior to gain high level of happiness.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health

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