|Title:||Correlates Between Health Beliefs and Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profiles in the Development of Metabolic Syndrome in Taiwan||Authors:||Chen S.-H.
|Keywords:||health beliefs; health-promoting lifestyle; metabolic syndrome; risk factors; Taiwan||Issue Date:||2019||Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc.||Journal Volume:||31||Journal Issue:||1||Start page/Pages:||30-38||Source:||Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health||Abstract:||
Differences in sociodemographic variables, health beliefs, and a healthy lifestyle all contribute to the varied prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). We investigated the associations among MetS-related risk factors and performed a cross-sectional study, recruiting 1741 Taiwanese residents aged ?30 years, between August 2014 and August 2015. Data were obtained on sociodemographic factors, health beliefs, and health-promoting lifestyle profiles using questionnaires. Multivariate analysis revealed that age ?65 years (odds ratio [OR] = 2.17), low educational level (OR = 1.46), body mass index ?24 kg/m2 (OR = 9.00), more health responsibility (OR = 1.08), and less exercise (OR = 0.924) were independent risk factors for MetS development. A correlation existed between health beliefs and health-promoting lifestyle profiles, suggesting that the establishment of an effective health-promoting program should consider participants’ health beliefs. ? 2018 APJPH.
|ISSN:||1010-5395||DOI:||10.1177/1010539518816245||SDG/Keyword:||adult; aged; attitude to health; cross-sectional study; female; healthy lifestyle; human; male; metabolic syndrome X; middle aged; questionnaire; risk factor; Taiwan; Adult; Aged; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Healthy Lifestyle; Humans; Male; Metabolic Syndrome; Middle Aged; Risk Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires; Taiwan
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