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Health Promoting Lifestyle Behaviour in Medical Students: a Multicentre Study from Turkey
- Nacar, Melis (Department of Medical Education, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Baykan, Zeynep (Department of Medical Education, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Cetinkaya, Fevziye (Department of Public Health, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Arslantas, Didem (Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Ozer, Ali (Inonu University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Coskun, Ozlem (Gazi University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Bati, Hilal (Ege University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Karaoglu, Nazan (Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Elmali, Ferhan (Department of Biostatistics, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine) ;
- Yilmaze, Gulay (Department of Medical Education, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine)
- Published : 2014.11.06
Background: The aim of this study was to determine the predictors of health promoting lifestyle behaviour among medical students attending seven of the medical schools in Turkey. Materials and Methods: This crosssectional descriptive study was performed during the second semester of the first and last (sixth) years of study from March to May 2011. A questionnaire with two sections was specifically designed. The first section contained questions on demographic characteristics; the second consisted of the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP) Scale. From a total of 2,309 medical students, 2,118 (response rate 91.7%) completed the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t, Anova, Tukey test and binary logistic regression analysis. The research was approved by the Ethics Committee of Erciyes University. Results: The mean age was
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