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Momayyez M, fallahzadeh H, Heydari S S. The lifestyle of people in relation to the prevention of cancer in Yazd in 2014. TB 2018; 17 (4) :30-42
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Introduction: Cancer is one of the non-communicable diseases and a major cause of mortality in recent decades. Studies have shown that there is a relationship between lifestyle and cancer, so it is necessary that Life style identified and corrected to prevent cancer. This study was conducted to determine the lifestyle of people in relation to the prevention of cancer in Yazd in 2014 Methods: A descriptive-analytic study was conducted on 500 people in Yazd through cluster sampling method. Data were collected by questionnaire in 7 dimensions and its validity and reliability were confirmed. Data analysis was performed using SPSS-16. Statistical analyses included descriptive statistics and T-test and ANOVA tests. Results: According to the results, the mean of observed range for all aspects of lifestyle, except in exercise and physical activity, were higher than the mean of possible range. The findings show that married people had the better behaviors in nutrition habits and Single people had higher scores in physical activity and exercise dimension. People with a BMI of less than 20 (Underweight people) had lower average score than others in terms of mental health, physical health and exercise and physical activity. Also, people had higher scores in physical activity and exercise dimension with higher level of education. Also, students have significantly higher scores in physical activity and exercise dimension and unemployed people received the lowest score in this dimension. People who were homeowner had higher scores in mental health, physical health. Discussion: Overall, lifestyle in the prevention of cancer in various dimensions was relatively favorable. Also, planning to increase public awareness about risk factors of cancer and support of healthy lifestyle by focusing on a diet high in vegetables, fruit, fiber, dairy products, antioxidant, small amounts of meat and appropriate physical activity should be used as part of primary prevention.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/01/26 | Accepted: 2015/04/26 | Published: 2018/12/8

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