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Healthy behaviours and educational needs among Turkish women: a school-based study.
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PMID:  19149207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present descriptive study was planned to be the first stage of a school-based programme towards promoting healthy behaviours in Turkish women after determining their healthy behaviours and their need for relevant education. The sample was composed of 468 mothers of students attending an elementary school located in the city of Istanbul. The data were obtained during interviews and using two separate questionnaires. The Health Promotion Model formed the basis for the questionnaires describing healthy behaviours. The mean age was 34.6 +/- 0.5 and 10.9% of the participants were illiterate. They generally were in middle-income families and 41.5% had at least one chronic disease. The participants were found to have poor behaviours pertaining to exercising, eating habits, and weight control. The majority (88%) did not exercise regularly. Chronic diseases were found to be the factor with the largest impact (OR: 1.87, 95%, CL = 1.908-2.515). The participants pointed out that they would especially like to be educated on how to control their weight. The researchers have appended a programme devised for women regarding exercising, eating habits and weight control.
Melek Nihal Esin; Serap Bulduk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-19     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1043-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health Nursing, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease / ethnology*
Health Behavior / ethnology*
Health Promotion / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Needs Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
Turkey / epidemiology
Women's Health / ethnology*
Young Adult

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