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The Relationship Between Perceived Social Support and Lifestyle in Middle-Aged Females of Ahvaz, Iran

Javadifar, Nahid and Larki, Atefeh and Javadnoori, Mojgan and Haghighizadeh, Mohamad Hosein (2017) The Relationship Between Perceived Social Support and Lifestyle in Middle-Aged Females of Ahvaz, Iran. Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease Care, 6 (1). ISSN 2322-4207


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Abstract Background: Females’ health is the growth indicator of countries. To maintain and promote health is essential to correct and improve lifestyle. Objectives: Accordingly, the current study aimed to determine the relationship between social support and life style. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 700 middle-aged females were selected by random multistage cluster sampling method in Ahvaz, Iran. The data were collected using demographic questionnaire, the personal resource questionnaire (PRQ 85- Part II perceived social support) and lifestyle questionnaire (LSQ). Data were analyzed by the Spearman correlation coefficient, ANOVA and linear regression. Results: Results showed significant association between total score of perceived social support and lifestyle (P > 0.001). Regression results showed a significant relationship among the variables; only variables of perceived social support, economic status, health status, family structure and education of husband were significantly associated with lifestyle (P < 0.05). Also total score of social support and the dimensions had a direct and positive correlation with lifestyle. Conclusions: Perceived social support has a strong and positive association with lifestyle; interventions of social support should be considered in programs to improve lifestyle in such females

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: Social Support, Lifestyle, Middle Age
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 07:20
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 07:20

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