A Study on Health Promotion Behavior, Perceived Stress and Constipation of Female University Students

여대생의 건강증진행위, 인지된 스트레스, 변비와의 관계 연구

  • Kil, Suk-Yong (Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University) ;
  • Oh, Won-Oak (Department of Nusing, Dongguk University) ;
  • Suk, Min-Hyun (Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University)
  • 길숙영 (포천중문의과대학교 간호학부) ;
  • 오원옥 (동국대학교 간호학부) ;
  • 석민현 (포천중문의과대학교 간호학부)
  • Published : 2004.12.01


Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the relationship among health promotion behavior, perceived stress and constipation. Method: The subjects of this study consisted of 212 female university students. The data was collected using questionnaires from October to December, 2003 and analyzed t-test, ANOVA, Pearson Correlation Coefficients using SAS. Result: The subjects with difficulties in bowel elimination were 57.6% and there was a significant negative correlation between health promotion behavior and constipation. Conclusion: Data from this study suggest that constipation is an important health problem among female university students and needs further research to understand factors related to constipation.