Volume 2, Issue 2 (Autumn & Winter 2008)                   IJPBS 2008, 2(2): 41-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Ôbjective: Çhaotic and unhealthy lifestyles in young generation will have a costly consequence for the health services in the future. The aim of the current study was to explore the way the Ïranian Üniversity students live in order to inform the way for provision of better preventive strategies against chronic physical and psychological disabilities.
Methods: Çurrent study was carried out on 470 university students who completed a self administered questionnaire about various variables including their body mass index, nutritional status, physical activity, sleep pattern, physical and psychological wellbeing and substance use.
Results: Ôur study revealed that, in general, some students, particularly those who were studying medicine, were not enjoying a healthy lifestyle. However, female students were doing better than males in this regard.
Çonclusion: The findings of our study are overall in accord with the results of the studies published in other countries. This should inform policy makers and health service managers to develop health action programs for university students to promote healthy lifestyle.
Keywords: Iran, Lifestyle, Students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/28 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6