Effects of Health-Promoting Behaviors on the Subjective Well-being of Physical Therapists

물리치료사의 건강증진행위가 주관적 안녕감에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2016.02.26
  • Accepted : 2016.04.02
  • Published : 2016.05.31


PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of health-promoting behaviors on the subjective well-being of a physical therapist. METHODS: Survey data were collected from 247 physical therapists in Daejeon city. The baseline for health-promoting behaviors was determined using Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP), subjective well-being was determined using Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), quality of life was measured using the SF-36 (Short-Form 36), and pain level was determined using the Quadruple Visual Analogue Scale (QVAS). Health-promoting behaviors and related factors were analyzed using an average comparative analysis (t-test), and the factors relevant to subjective well-being and health-promoting behaviors were evaluated using correlation analysis (Pearson's correlation coefficient). Factors affecting health-promoting behaviors were evaluated using stepwise multiple regression analysis (stepwise multiple regression). RESULTS: The mean score for health-promoting behavior was 3.73, with emotional support having the highest score (3.90) and regular meals having the lowest score (3.16 points; p<0.01). Health-promoting behavior was significantly correlated with positive emotions and negative emotions are subjective well-being, negative emotions and pain were noted (p<0.01). Health-promoting behaviors showed a significant correlation with quality of life (r=0.04), positive emotions (r=0.21; p<0.01), negative emotions (r=0.16; p<0.05), and pain level (r=0.016). The results of this study showed that health-promoting behaviors are significant predictors of subjective well-being in physical therapists (p<0.01). CONCLUSION: Physical therapists have to maintain their health by avoiding infections. Regular exercise is the most important factor among all health-promoting behaviors.


Health promoting behaviors;Pain;Quality of life;Subjective well-being


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