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International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

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Investigating the relationship between Islamic lifestyle and general health in adolescents

Fathola Mohamadian / Mohammad Hosein Faryadi / Milad BorjiORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8124-9398
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  • Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Nursing and Midwifery School, Students Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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Published Online: 2019-01-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2018-0167



Islamic lifestyle refers to a way of life, whose main source is extracted from the divine book and is done in accordance with the divine rules. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the relationship between lifestyle and general health of adolescents.

Materials and methods

This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2016 on 416 secondary school students in the city of Ilam. Sampling method was that Ilam city was divided into five clusters based on geographic area and two schools were included in the study from each cluster. Data were collected using an Islamic life style questionnaire and a general health questionnaire and they were analyzed using descriptive statistics tests and SPSS16 software.


The findings showed that the mean SD of total score of Islamic lifestyle and general health was 162.48 (30.54) and 25.55 (11.13), respectively. In the classification of general health scores of adolescents, it was shown that 249 (59.9%) students had desirable general health; 165 (39.7%) of them had good general health and 2 (0.5%) of them had unfavorable general health. There was also a positive and significant relationship between Islamic lifestyle and general health (p < 0.001).


Considering the existence of the relationship between Islamic lifestyle and general health of adolescents, it is necessary to provide the needed context to increase their general health by maintaining and improving the Islamic lifestyle of adolescents.

Keywords: adolescents; Islamic lifestyle; general health


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About the article

Received: 2018-07-27

Accepted: 2018-09-23

Published Online: 2019-01-08

Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20180167, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2018-0167.

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