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Document ID (ISN)110584
CIS number 10-0160
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Huang S.L., Li R.H., Tang F.C.
Title Comparing disparities in the health-promoting lifestyles of Taiwanese workers in various occupations
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.256-264. 35 ref.
Abstract This study describes the various levels of overall health-promoting lifestyles and behaviours of workers within different occupational categories, and examines the effects of occupational category, perceived workload and BMI level. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among 796 participants by means of self-reporting questionnaire which included the Chinese version of the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) to measure the overall HPLP and six health-promoting behaviors (nutrition, health responsibility, self-actualization, interpersonal support, exercise and stress management). Multiple regression analysis showed that the various occupational categories sustained significant differences in overall HPLP, nutrition, self-actualization, interpersonal support and stress management (after controlling for certain specific factors). The obese group had less participation in overall health-promoting lifestyles and stress management when compared with the moderate BMI group. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Taiwan (China); state of health; subjective assessment; personal hygiene
Descriptors (secondary) obesity; body weight; physical fitness; nutrition; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; statistical evaluation; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Psychology of work organization
Statistical methods
Nutrition