Predicting health-related quality of life by using a health promotion model among Iranian adolescent girls: A structural equation modeling approach.
Summary of "Predicting health-related quality of life by using a health promotion model among Iranian adolescent girls: A structural equation modeling approach."
Predicting the significant determinants of health-related quality of life through the application of structural equation modeling in adolescents has received little attention in the health education and health promotion literature. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between self-efficacy, barriers, social support, health-promoting lifestyle, and health-related quality of life among Iranian adolescent girls. Pender's health promotion model guided this study. This was a cross-sectional survey of 500 students who were recruited in Kashan, Iran. Their health-related quality of life was measured by using the Short Form Health Survey. A path analysis was conducted to predict the health-related quality of life determinants. The results indicated that 71% of the variance in health-related quality of life could be predicted by the variables. The results affirmed that self-efficacy was the most significant predictor of the students' health-related quality of life. It was concluded that interventions that are aimed at improving self-efficacy can lead to the enhancement of health-related quality of life among adolescent girls in the developing country of Iran.
Departments of Health EducationPromotion and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Department of Mental Health, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Academic Centre for Education, Culture and Research, Tehran, Ir
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Nursing & health sciences
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21595808
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-2018.2011.00591.x
Objectives: To explore the influence of socio-demographic and clinical oral health factors on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in patients after stroke, and to monitor OHRQoL outcomes foll...
The health promotion discourse is comprised of assumptions about health and health care that are compatible with primary health care. An examination of the health promotion discourse illustrates how a...
To assess how vitamin D status is associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among older residents of Canada.
Health promotion and disease prevention have huge impact on health, yet given low priority, risk being overlooked in universal health coverage efforts. To effectively prioritize promotion and preventi...
This study sought to improve the predicative performance and goodness-of-fit of mapping models, as part of indirect valuation, by introducing cubic spline smoothing to map a group of health-related qu...
The aim of this study is to compare a multimedia, computerised approach vs. interviewer administration of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments.
The aim of the present study is to evaluate effects of a clinical pharmacist service on health-related quality of life and prescribing of drugs. A randomized controlled trial is performed ...
Evaluation of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQL) is of a paramount importance in assessing the impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on patients' health status, however when costs associated w...
Main Research Questions: We want to measure the change in quality of life in Dupuytren's disease patients who do and do not undergo surgery. Also, we want to test the validity of health ...
RATIONALE: Gathering information about quality of life in patients with cancer may improve the ability to plan treatment and may help patients live more comfortably. PURPOSE: This clinica...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span, from the management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability; the promotion of healthy lifestyles; the promotion of quality of life in those with chronic illness; and the care for individuals at the end of life. It was established in 1986.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
The concept concerned with all aspects of the quality, accessibility, and appraisal of health care and health care delivery.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.