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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150547
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion and Unhealthy Behaviors among Adolescents in Turkey
Abstract:
Health Promotion and Unhealthy Behaviors among Adolescents in Turkey
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ortabag, Tulay, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Gulhane Military Medical Academy
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Serpil Ozdemir, MSc; Bilal Bakir, MD; Nuran Tosun, PhD
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study aimed to determine the health-promotion behaviors and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors of the adolescents. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. The study population included a representative sample of 1.351 students who were attending both public and private secondary and high schools in Ankara. "Introductory Information Form," "Health Related Risk Behaviors of the Adolescents Questionnaire," "Adolescent Health Promotion Scale (AHPS)" were used for data collection. Results:  The mean age of adolescent was 14.49 years (SD = 1.69) and 53% of them were female. The Cronbach reliability analysis gave an a reliability coefficient of 0.92 for the total AHPS. When compared AHPS mean scores between groups based on sex, female adolescents had significantly higher scores than male adolescents (p=0.001).  The comparison of AHPS mean scores between age groups showed that adolescents in the group of 11 to 14  got significantly higher scores than adolescents in the age group of 15 to 19 (p=0.001). It was determined that 66.8% of adolescents (n=927) watched television 2 or less hour in a day and 85.9 of them (n=1160) used computer. Adolescents watching television two hours or less and adolescents using computer had significantly higher AHPS mean scores than adolescents watching television more than two hours and adolescents not using computer respectively (p<0.005). Conclusion: This has indicated that older adolescents practiced unhealthier life styles than younger ones. It was also concluded that any health promotion activity should include the adolescents, their families and school personnel altogether.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Promotion and Unhealthy Behaviors among Adolescents in Turkeyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150547-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion and Unhealthy Behaviors among Adolescents in Turkey</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ortabag, Tulay, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gulhane Military Medical Academy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ortabagt@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Serpil Ozdemir, MSc; Bilal Bakir, MD; Nuran Tosun, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This study aimed to determine the health-promotion behaviors and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors of the adolescents. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. The study population included a representative sample of 1.351 students who were attending both public and private secondary and high schools in Ankara. &quot;Introductory Information Form,&quot; &quot;Health Related Risk Behaviors of the Adolescents Questionnaire,&quot; &quot;Adolescent Health Promotion Scale (AHPS)&quot; were used for data collection. Results: &nbsp;The mean age of adolescent was 14.49 years (SD = 1.69) and 53% of them were female. The Cronbach reliability analysis gave an a reliability coefficient of 0.92 for the total AHPS. When compared AHPS mean scores between groups based on sex, female adolescents had significantly higher scores than male adolescents (p=0.001).&nbsp; The comparison of AHPS mean scores between age groups showed that adolescents in the group of 11 to 14&nbsp; got significantly higher scores than adolescents in the age group of 15 to 19 (p=0.001). It was determined that 66.8% of adolescents (n=927) watched television 2 or less hour in a day and 85.9 of them (n=1160) used computer. Adolescents watching television two hours or less and adolescents using computer had significantly higher AHPS mean scores than adolescents watching television more than two hours and adolescents not using computer respectively (p&lt;0.005). Conclusion: This has indicated that older adolescents practiced unhealthier life styles than younger ones. It was also concluded that any health promotion activity should include the adolescents, their families and school personnel altogether.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:36:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:36:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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