The relationship between lifestyle and general health of students at Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas

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Fereshteh Mazhariazad 1 , * , Nasibeh Roozbeh 2

1 Instructor Department of Nursing, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Student of Reproductive Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

How to Cite: Mazhariazad F, Roozbeh N. The relationship between lifestyle and general health of students at Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Med J. 2015 ; 18(6):e87684.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 18 (6); e87684
Published Online: June 09, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 25, 2014
Accepted: June 09, 2014

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Abstract

Introduction: There is certainly no doubt that health is one of the most important aspects of human life which as an essential condition plays social roles. The concept of lifestyle relies on the notion that individuals usually exhibit a recognizable model of behavior in their daily life. The study aimed to investigate the relationship between lifestyle and general health of students at Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas.
Methods: This is a descriptive correlational study which included 764 students at Islamic Azad University of Bandar Abbas with no history of mental health disorders, chronic illness and disability before admission to the university. In this study, three questionnaires were used for the collection of data. Results: Most of students were single. The frequency of local students (from Bandar Abbas) was more than non-local ones. Most of them were financially dependent. There was a significant relationship between sex, marital status, state of residency, and the economic situation from the view point of general health (P<0.001). In terms of general health, there found a significant relationship between socioeconomic status, sport, smoking, nutrition, the principles of safety and stress. (P<0.05)
Conclusion: This study shows the necessity for the attention and emphasis on the role of increased awareness of students about improvement of lifestyle and proper behavioral models. Through the improvement of lifestyle, outbreak of diseases may be prevented. Finally, this factor should be considered as a preventive factor.

Keywords

Lifestyle – Public Health - Students

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