Effective Factors on Health-Promoting Lifestyle Among Iranian Chemical Veterans in 2014 Based on Health Promotion Model: A Path Analysis

Chenary, Roghayeh and Noroozi, Azita and Sadat Tavafian, Sedighe and Firoozabadi, Maliheh Saeed (2016) Effective Factors on Health-Promoting Lifestyle Among Iranian Chemical Veterans in 2014 Based on Health Promotion Model: A Path Analysis. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. ISSN 33467

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Abstract

Background: Health-promoting behaviors can enhance physical and mental health among individuals with disability, particularly veterans. Objectives: The current study aimed to examine both one-way direct and indirect effects of the factors of the Health Promotion Model (HPM) on health-promoting behaviors in chemical veterans from Ilam province in Iran. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2014. In this study, 239 moderate-to-severe chemical veterans from Illam province supported by the veterans’ affairs department of Ilam were evaluated via census sampling. Data including health-promoting behaviors, perceived self-efficacy, perceived barriers and benefits, perceived social support, and perceived health status were collected using standard questionnaires. Results: The results show that the HPM is a poor predictor of the health-promoting lifestyles of chemical veterans (R2 = 15%). Social support (factor loading = 0.38) is the strongest predictor of health-promoting behaviors and it influences such behaviors directly, while perceived barriers (factor loading = -0.11) and perceived self-efficacy (factor loading = 0.02) indirectly predict behavior through social support. Conclusions: Perceived social support is the most important factor that influences health-promoting behaviors. Increasing social support by enhancing self-efficacy and decreasing perceived barriers can improve health-promoting behaviors among veterans.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Other Journals
Depositing User: سمیه باغبانی
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 08:56
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 08:56
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5283

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