Demographic differences in health promoting lifestyle of adult jordanians

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Abstract

Background and Aims: There is a well-documented relationship between health promotion and good health, prevention of disease and improved self-management of disease for Adults. The demand for information to explain factors that motivate people to seek their health potential has risen. The purpose of this study was to examine health-promoting behaviors and its association with sociodemograhic factors of Jordanian Adults. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using convienience sample (n = 349) of Jordanian adults. Arabic version of Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II) was used as a questionnaire. Multiple regression analysis was performed to assess the association between demographic factors and health-promoting behaviors. Findings: Jordanian adult men reported more participation in physical activities than adult women (5=. 135, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-228
Number of pages9
JournalJordan Medical Journal
Volume42
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • Adult jordanians
  • Demographics
  • Health promotion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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