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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

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The relationship between spiritual health and health-promoting lifestyle among students

Fatemeh Rafat
  • Social Determinants of Health Research Center (SDHRC), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
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/ Zahra Bostani Khalesi
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Published Online: 2019-01-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2018-0158

Abstract

Background

One of the components of a healthy life is attending to spiritual needs, which can reduce harmful behaviors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between spiritual health (SH) and health-promoting lifestyle (HPL) among students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and methods

The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 360 nursing and midwifery students at Guilan University of Medical Sciences. The data were collected using a self-administered socio-demographic questionnaire, Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II (HPLP-II) and the Spirituality Well-being Scale (SWBS). Data were analyzed using SPSS-21 using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results

The results of the present study showed that the mean and standard deviation of the students’ HPLP-II scores as 84 ± 28 and the mean and standard deviation of SWBS scores was 90 ± 15. Also, there was a statistically significant relationship between HPLP-II scores and SWBS scores (r = 0.032).

Conclusion

The finding of this study showed that SH impacts on a HPL. It is recommended for policy-makers and health providers due to the positive role of SH in improving HPLs.

Keywords: health promotion; lifestyle; spirituality

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About the article

Received: 2018-07-18

Accepted: 2018-09-02

Published Online: 2019-01-12


Financial support and sponsorship: The research funding for this study was partially provided by Gilan University of Medical Sciences.

Conflicts of interest: There are no conflicts of interest.


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20180158, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2018-0158.

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