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Assessment of Health Promoting Behaviors and Relevant Factors Among Type 2 Diabetic Patients Covered by Asadabad School of Medical Sciences
Mina Maheri , Fatemeh Darabi , Mohsen Elahi , Mehdi Yaseri
Department of Public Health, Asadabad School of Medical Sciences, Asadabad, Iran , fatemedarabi43@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Given the importance of adhering to health-promoting behaviors by patients with diabetes and the need to detect factors affecting the adoption of this behavior, this study aimed to assess the health-promoting behaviors and relevant factors among Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Asadabad, Iran. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 427 type 2 diabetic patients referred to the diabetes clinic of Ghaem hospital in Assadabad. The data collection tool was a two-section questionnaire addressing the participants’ demographic information and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Health Promotion. Data analysis was performed with SPSS software version 16 using descriptive and analytical statistics. In this study, p<0.05 was set as the significance level. Results: The participants’ mean score of total health-promoting behaviors was 51.95±10.03. Of the six dimensions, the highest mean score was obtained for stress management and enjoy-life, and the lowest mean score was related to risk-reducing and health responsibility. There was a significant relationship between total health-promoting behaviors with age, years spent with diabetes, level of education, employment status, family income status, and body mass index. Conclusion: The diabetic patients’ health-promoting behaviors were not at an acceptable level; hence, it is necessary to develop and implement various health education and health promotion interventions to improve the health-promoting behaviors of diabetic patients by focusing on the low-level dimensions and factors associated with such behaviors.
Keywords: Health Promoting Behaviors, Self-Care, Diabetic Patient, Type 2 Diabetes
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Exercise
Received: 2021/04/29 | Accepted: 2021/08/23 | Published: 2021/03/17


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