Comparison of Health Promoting Lifestyle Predictors in High School Students with and without Overweight and Obesity: An Application of Health Promotion

Authors

1 MSc Student, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Bio statistics, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.

Abstract

Background: Adolescents who have overweight and obesity face many physical and psychological problems and this condition may extend to adult life. The aim of this study was to compare factors related to health promotion lifestyle based on Pender Health Promotion Model (HPM) among high school students with and without overweight and obesity.
Materials and Methods
This was a comparative cross-sectional study conducted on high school students in Deyyer city, Bushehr province, Iran. 353 students (180 students with overweight and obesity and 173 without overweight and obesity) were studied. The data collection tool consisted of three sections (baseline characteristics, HPM constructs and Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II). Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 22.0.
Results: The mean score of health promoting lifestyle behaviors in spiritual-growth (p

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