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Differences in Health Promoting Lifestyle Behavior of Health Management Students Based Upon Early Diagnosis Coverage in a Cancer Course
- Ozveren, Husna (Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kirikkale University) ;
- Cerit, Birgul (School of Health, Abant Izzet Baysal University) ;
- Ertop, Nesime Guzel (Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kirikkale University)
- Published : 2013.10.30
Background: This is a descriptive study to determine whether coursework that is focused on early diagnosis in cancer makes a difference in self-reported health promoting lifestyle behavior of students who study health management. Materials and Methods: The population of the study consisted of a sample of 104 students enrolled in the Department of Health Management at the Faculty of Health in Kirikkale University in Turkey. Forty-eight students enrolled in a course called "Early Diagnosis of Cancer" and fifty-six did not take this course. Demographic information was collected and the "Health Promotion Life-Style Profile (HPLP)" was used to collect health promotion data. Frequency and descriptive statistics including one-way ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal Wallis tests were used to evaluate data. Results: The HPLP mean score of the students was found to be
Health promoting lifestyle behaviors;early diagnosis of cancer;university students
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