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Terzi O, Karasu O, Arslan H. An Evaluation of the Health-Promoting Lifestyle and Quality of Life among Turkish Workers, 2017 . JOHE. 2020; 9 (1) :10-17
URL: http://johe.rums.ac.ir/article-1-378-en.html
1- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. , ozlem.terzi@omu.edu.tr
2- Workplace Physician, MD, Samsun Provincial Directorate of Health, Samsun, Turkey.
3- Assistant Prof., Dept. of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey.
Abstract:   (310 Views)

Background: The examination of workers’ health behaviors and their quality of life, as well as providing support in missing areas are important in terms of both occupational health and community health. This study aims to assess workers’ quality of life and health-promoting lifestyle in a workplace in 2017 and to determine their relationship with some socio-demographic characteristics.
Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted from January to March 2017 in Samsun province. A total of 151 workers participated in the study. The data were collected using a questionnaire on workers’ socio-demographic characteristics, Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II), and Short Form-36 Quality of Life Scale (SF-36). The mean values were compared using Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests. The correlation was evaluated using Spearman’s correlation analysis. In addition, p-value 0<0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: The workers had an average of 132.48±23.65 points on the HPL profile. In addition, HPL scores were significantly higher in the older age group (p<0.05). However, there was no difference in terms of other socio-demographic characteristics (p>0.05). Besides, there was a positive and low level significant correlation between the workers’ HPL scale scores and only four subscales of SF 36 (p<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the result of this study, the workers’ health-related quality of life was found to be below the Turkish community standards, with the workers’ healthy lifestyle behavior having been moderate. In addition, some sociodemographic characteristics had a negligible effect on the quality of life, and healthy lifestyle behaviors positively increased employees’ quality of life.

 

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Type of Study: original article | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2020/01/18 | Accepted: 2020/10/12 | ePublished: 2020/10/12

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