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School of Public Health Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Health care workers play a major role in regard with the training of healthy life style to different groups in the society, who are considered as a suitable model of observing a healthy life style. Accordingly, this study aimed to determine the healthy lifestyle of health care workers in Andimeshk.

Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, all the health care workers (n=170) were selected through census sampling method. The standard questionnaire of Health promotion lifestyle profile II (HPLPII) was used in order to gather the study data, which then were analyzed by SPSS software (ver,19) using descriptive statistical tests, independent samples t-test, one-way ANOVA, as well as Pearson correlations coefficient.

Results: The mean age of participants was 36.25±7.06 years. 73.2% 0f the health care workers in this study were married and 26.8% were males. The total mean HPLP was 130 ±15.34. In addition, health responsibility obtained the highest score, whereas the physical activity received the lowest score. A statistically significant correlation was detected between HPLP aspects and demographic factors (p>0.05). However, there was a statistically significant relationship between gender and nutrition(p=0.005), marital status and interpersonal relations (p=0.005), BMI and interpersonal relations(p=0.005), work background and  spiritual growth (p=0.016).

Conclusion: The findings of the present study revealed that health-promoting behaviors were reported at an average level within health care workers. As a result, planning seems to be necessitated in regard with improving and promoting lifestyle of this important group of workers, who play a very significant role in the health promotion of the society.

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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/01/18 | Accepted: 2016/01/18 | Published: 2016/01/18

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