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Evaluation of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors of Female Students in A Public Accommodation Center From Kırsehir, Turkey

Ulken Tunga Babaoglu, Sibel Cevizci, Gülcan Demir Ozdenk.

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Goal: This study is a descriptive analysis aiming to determine the healthy lifestyle behaviors of students staying in a female dormitory in the Central Anatolia region. Methods: A total of 295 students staying in a state-run female dormitory were included in the study. Data was collected with a personal information form and a “Healthy Lifestyle Behavior Scale” between March and May 2014. The dependent variables of the study were the HLBS points and subscales. The independent variables were age, class, department, family structure, place of longest residence, family education and occupation, perception of income, sport, academic success, BMI and nutrition. Results: The average age of students participating in the study was 19.92±1.39 (17-26) years. The average HLBS points of the students in the study were determined to be 120.24±16.99 (85-170). There was a statistically significant difference found between the students’ regular participation in sport, use of cigarettes, department they studied in and academic success levels with healthy lifestyle behavior and subscales (p

Key words: Healthy lifestyle behavior, student, health promotion


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