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:: Volume 32, Issue 4 (winter 2022) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2022, 32(4): 430-437 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of physical health and its association with life styles of medical sciences students (2015-2016)
Nader Khalesi1 , Khalil Alimohammadzadeh 2, Meisam Akhlaghdoust3 , Amir Abbas Lashgari4
1- Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Management, Faculty of Health and Medical Engineering, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran / Health Economics Policy Research Center, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Management, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran / Health Economics Policy Research Center, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , dr_khalil_amz@yahoo.com
3- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Physiology, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (766 Views)
Background: People's physical health is one of the most important goals of any society. Meanwhile, the physical health of students, as the future builders of a society, is of particular importance. The present study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the physical health of students of Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences, Tehran branch.
Materials and methods: This descriptive survey was a practical study which done on 1101 new students of Tehran Azad University of Medical Sciences. Sampling method was census. Data analysis was done by Pearson's test using SPSS statistical software (version 18). The validity was confirmed by experts' opinion and Cronbach's alpha was obtained as 0.83 to confirm the reliability.
Results: The mean scores of the health-oriented lifestyle, by examining its dimensions, i.e., daily mobility in life, improper nutrition, smoking and alcohol use, attention to environmental health and unhealthy eating and exercise, were different based on the gender of people. So that women have more health-oriented lifestyles than men, and gender as a social position in the society for an individual was influential in choosing the type of lifestyle.
Conclusion: Health-oriented and healthy lifestyle is a guide to prevent health problems and guarantee the highest level of health for the individual. The physical health of students and their lifestyle will be important factors in determining their status and future.
 
Keywords: Physical health, Lifestyle, Students
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Semi-pilot: Survey/Cross Sectional/Descriptive | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2022/03/2 | Accepted: 2022/10/4 | Published: 2022/12/31
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