Evaluation of the Health Promotion Lifestyle and its Related Factors in Reproductive Aged Women in Ahvaz, Iran


1 Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences Faculty of Reproductive Health Research Center of Nursing & Midwifery, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Ahvaz Jundishapur of Medical Sciences , Faculty of Reproductive Health Research Center of Nursing & Midwifery, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Ahvaz Jundishapur of Medical Sciences , Faculty of Reproductive Health Research Center of Nursing & Midwifery, Ahvaz, Iran.


Introduction: According to the impact of women's health on family and community health, this study was designed to investigate the health-promoting lifestyle and its related factors in reproductive aged women in Ahvaz.

Material and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 1200 reproductive aged women who were referred to 10 health centers in Ahwaz. They were selected by multistage sampling. Data collection were done by means of demographic and health promoting lifestyle (HPLP2) questionnaires. Data analysis were performed by SPSS 21 using descriptive statistics and odds ratios.

Results: The Mean±SD age of participants was (30.76±6.14) years. The highest score of health promoting lifestyles were related to health responsibility (35.11±7.81) and self-actualization (31.94±6.26) and the lowest score was related to exercise (11.89 ± 5.34). Results of Odds ratios from logistic regression showed that, the number of children, occupational situation and educational level of wife, also occupational situation of her spouse were factors affecting health-promoting lifestyle (p  0.05).

Conclusion: By reason of the impact of some demographic characteristics on the health promoting lifestyles, health planners and health service providers to women, attentiveness to these points are enable to take the best decisions for women's health promotion.


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