Document Type : Original Article



BACKGROUND: Employees spend most of their time at work, and hence, it is important to pay
attention to health‑promoting behaviors. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the
status of health‑promoting behaviors of employees in the Medical University of Ilam‑Iran.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross‑sectional, descriptive study has been conducted by
the participation of 208 employees, whom selected through the simple random sampling method.
In the present study, participants completed Walker’s Health Promoting Life Style Profile II in the
self‑report form. The gathered data were analyzed using software at the significant level of 0.05.
Data were analyzed by the independent samples t‑test, one‑way analysis of variance, and Pearson
correlation coefficients.
RESULTS: The highest correlation of health‑promoting behaviors was related to spiritual
growth (r = 0.785), stress management (r = 0.777), interpersonal relationships (r = 0.767), health
responsibility (r = 0.730), nutrition behaviors (r = 0.641), and physical activity (r = 0.611) were in
the next places (P < 0.001), respectively. Among sub‑scales, the highest correlation was observed
between spiritual growth and stress management (r = 0.676, P < 0.001) and the lowest correlation
between physical activity and interpersonal relationships (r = 0.253, P < 0.001).
CONCLUSIONS: The score of physical activity was lower compared to other dimensions of health
promoting behaviors. Therefore, it is necessary to make more effective interventional measures for
improving physical activity status.


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