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Exploring the relationship between health concerns and high-risk behaviours in Medical Sciences' students

Arabi-Mianrood, H. and Hamzehgardeshi, Z. and Jahanfar, S. and Moosazadeh, M. and Khoori, E. and Shahhosseini, Z. (2020) Exploring the relationship between health concerns and high-risk behaviours in Medical Sciences' students. Nursing Open.

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Abstract

Aim: The need to cope with life concerns may drive an individual to resort to high-risk behaviours. This study aimed to determine the relationship between health concerns and high-risk behaviours. Design: A cross-sectional study. Methods: We sampled 926 Medical Sciences' students from the North of Iran from September�December 2017 using the stratified sampling method. Results: The most and less common high-risk behaviour was physical inactivity (97.5) and high-risk sexual behaviour (15.7), respectively. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, participants' concerns about human sexuality (AOR: 1.39; CI: 1.22, 1.57), injury prevention and control (AOR: 1.12; CI: 1.01, 1.20), nutrition (AOR: 1.13; CI: 1.02, 1.26) and emotional health (AOR: 1.08; CI: 1.02, 1.15) increased the odds of risky behaviours. Among Medical Sciences' students, health concerns are linked with risky behaviours. The result of this study can be used to develop relevant interventions targeting mental health to reduce risky behaviour among youth. © 2020 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: accident prevention; adult; article; controlled study; cross-sectional study; emotional stability; female; human; Iran; juvenile; major clinical study; male; medical student; mental health; nutrition; physical inactivity; stratified sample; university student; unsafe sex
Subjects: روانپزشکی WM
حرفه پزشکی W > آموزش پزشکی
بهداشت عمومی WA
مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2020 07:52
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2020 07:52
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10778

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