Health-Promoting Behaviours of University Nursing Students in Jordan

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to determine health-promoting behaviours of university nursing students in Jordan. This descriptive cross-sectional study used convenient sampling technique to recruit 167 undergraduate nursing students in Jordan. Data were collected by using an Arabic version of Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II. The study results revealed that the mean item score for total Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II was (127.24 ± 21.03). The students obtained highest scores in spiritual growth (25.04 ± 4.70) and lowest in physical activity subscales (16.27 ± 5.21). Significant difference was found between Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II subscales (stress management, health responsibility, and interpersonal relations) and students’ age and gender.

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Nassar, O. and Shaheen, A. (2014) Health-Promoting Behaviours of University Nursing Students in Jordan. Health, 6, 2756-2763. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.619315.

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