Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Medical Education, Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

2 Women’s Health Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


INTRODUCTION: Health needs a lifestyle upgrade. Lifestyle is important because it affects the quality
of life and the diseases’ prevention. This study aimed to investigate the lifestyle and its relationship
with health‑care value of mid‑aged women.
METHODS: This descriptive‑analytic study was conducted on 287 middle‑aged women in Isfahan
in 2016. Samples were randomly selected among the centers as well as from those referring
to comprehensive urban health centers. Walker’s Health‑Promoting Lifestyle Profile II and a
researcher‑made health‑care value questionnaire were provided to mid‑aged women. Data were
analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s correlation coefficient tests, and multiple linear
regression (MLR) analysis.
RESULTS: The average health value score in women was 59.6 and the total lifestyle score was
57.9 out of 100, which is in the semi‑desirable range. The highest score among the lifestyle domains
was related to the interpersonal relationship (67.6) and the lowest score was related to physical
activity (39.4). Pearson’s correlation coefficient showed that there is a direct relation between the
health value score and the total score of lifestyle and all its domains (P < 0.001). MLR model showed
that the areas of responsibility (P < 0.001), interpersonal relationships (P < 0.001), and physical
activity (P = 0.01) have the highest predictive value for the health value score among the different
domains of lifestyle score.
CONCLUSION: Lifestyle and health value of mid‑aged women in Isfahan are in the semi‑desirable
range and lifestyle has a direct relationship with health value. Therefore, lifestyle enhancement can
enhance the health value and take steps to improve health in the community.


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