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Health Promoting Behaviors Among Postmenopausal Women in Langroud City, Iran
Fahimeh Sehhatie, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Kafiyeh Momeni
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

IJWHR 2015; 3: 158?162
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2015.33
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Keywords : Behavior, Health promotion, Postmenopause
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Objectives: Health promoting behaviors and healthy lifestyle are the main ways of health control. Postmenopausal women's wrong way of life is the origin of many serious side-effects of this period. Therefore, this study was carried out to determine the state of health promoting behaviors and its individual-social predictions in postmenopausal women.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 400 postmenopausal women at the age range of 45-60 in Langroud city (Gilan province) were studied by random sampling. The data were collected by referring to their houses using demographic and health promoting life style profile (HPLP-ll). Pearson test, T-test, One-way Anova and multivariate linear regression model (MVR) were used to analyze data.

Results: The mean (standard deviation) of the whole score of health promoting behaviors was 2.6 (0.3) .The highest score of life style behavioral dimensions related to spiritual growth was 3.6 (0.4) and the lowest score was related to physical activity 1.6 (0.3). There was a positive significant relationship between the whole score of life style level of education, body mass index, chronic diseases and salary (p

Conclusion: The findings showed that health promoting behaviors in postmenopausal women were average. Therefore, some ways should be designed and performed to promote behaviors in postmenopausal women and more attention should be paid to physical activity.

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