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Fatahi Ardakani M, Anoosheh V S, Sotoudeh A, Hajivandi A, Sotoudeh N, Yazdani Z. Investigating Health Promotion Behaviors of Pregnant Women Referring to comprehensive Health Services centers of Bushehr city in 2016. JCHR. 2019; 8 (1) :38-45
URL: http://jhr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-495-en.html
1- Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2- Dpartment of Ergonomic, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3- Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.
4- Department Anatomy, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
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Introduction: Health promoting behaviors and healthy lifestyle are among the factors affecting the health of pregnant women. The purpose of this study was to determine the health promotion behaviors in pregnant women who consulted the comprehensive health centers in Bushehr city in 2016.
Methods: In this descriptive study, 385 pregnant women who consulted the comprehensive health centers were selected by convenience sampling. The data collection tool was a questionnaire consisting of two parts: the first part was related to demographic questions and the second part of the questions related to health promotion behaviors (Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile II) HPLP II which includes 52 questions. After confirming the validity and reliability of the tool, the data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, independent t-test, Pearson correlation and one-way ANOVA.
Results: The mean score of health promotion behaviors was desirable. Also, among dimensions of health promotion behaviors, the area of health accountability with the mean and standard deviation of (38.25 ± 5.78) had the highest score, and the range of physical activity with the mean and standard deviation of (16.24 ± 5.47) had the lowest score. Age and education level, among demographic variables, had a significant relationship with health promoting behaviors (P <0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the study indicates the optimal level of health promotion behaviors in women participating in the field of our study. It is necessary to pay more attention to the areas of physical activity, stress management and social relationships.
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Received: 2019/01/29 | Accepted: 2019/01/29 | Published: 2019/03/18

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