Determination of health belief model structures and health-promoting nutritional behaviors in prevention of cardiovascular disease
Zabihollah Gharli Pour
Hamid Reza Gilasi
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Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death and disabilities in the world. The purpose of the present study is to determine Health Belief Model structures and Health-Promoting nutritional behaviors In Prevention of cardiovascular disease. Methods: This study was a descriptive-analytic survey in 2010. A total number of 68 housewives were recruited in this study using a randomly sampling method. Data were collected using a self-made questionnaire and FFQ. Obtained data analyzed by SPSS 16 software in two categories of descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Results indicated that the scores of HBM structures were low. Also Mean consumption of fruits in housewives was 130/24±57/72 and Mean consumption of vegetables in housewives was 220/73±112/85. There was a significant relation between all the HBM structures and consumption of fruit and vegetables (p < 0.001). Conclusion: It seems necessary; using interventional and educational approaches appropriate for target group features can help us take effective steps towards health promotion and Prevention of cardiovascular disease.