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najafi S, mogadam tabrizi F, shaykhi N. Investigating the Status of Health Promoting Behaviors Its relation to ‎self-efficacy and social support in Female Heads of Suburban ‎Households of Urmia City. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery care. 2019; 27 (6)
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1942-en.html
1- Medical science , soheilanajjafi@gmail.com
2- Medical science
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Introduction: Health promoting behaviors are one of the key determinants of health. One of the most important situations in which health promoting behaviors are of particular ‎importance, is about female marginalized households. Therefore, this study was ‎conducted to determine the mean scores of health promoting behaviors and its six ‎dimensions, and also its relation to self-efficacy, social support and demographic factors ‎in the women-headed families of Urmia sub-urb in 1396‎‏.‏
Methods: The study was descriptive-analytic and its statistical population was 384 female heads of the suburban families of Urmia. Data were collected through demographic questionnaires, perceived social support, general self-efficacy and Walker Health Promoting Behavior Inventory. Descriptive statistics including mean and standard deviation were used to describe descriptive characteristics and, Pearson and Kendall's correlation tests were used to describe analytical features.
Results: The mean of total health promoting behaviors was 111.62±20.45. Self-efficacy, perceived social support and demographic characteristics of marriage and education had a significant positive correlation with health promoting behaviors (p<0.001), but there was no significant positive correlation between occupation and age with health promoting behaviors.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this research, health authorities and health care providers can found self-efficacy increase for female heads of households with designing health promoting education programs. 
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2018/10/14 | Accepted: 2018/12/25 | Published: 2019/08/28

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