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Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 1998 Jun;14(6):339-47.

[Related factors contributing to the healthy lifestyle of urban employees through the PRECEDE model].

[Article in Chinese]

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School of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical College, Taiwan, Republic of China.


The purpose of this study was to assess the related factors to the healthy lifestyle of 1147 urban employees. The theoretical framework of this study was the PRECEDE model. The model included three factors: 1. predisposing factors cardiovascular disease knowledge, general self-efficacy, health related diet and exercise self-efficacy, attitude for maintaining healthy life-style, health value, health status and illness history of family); 2. enabling factors (health resource availability, health resource utility); and 3. reinforcing factors (social support, feelings of colleagues health practice); The three factors were measured by 12 scales, through which the reliability and validity were assessed. According to the stepwise multiple regression analysis, diet and exercise self-efficacy, attitude for maintaining healthy life-style, marital status, cardiovascular disease knowledge, health status, occupational level, social support and feel of colleague health practice were the significant factors which accounted for 38.2% of variance. Predisposing factors and reinforcing factors were the important factors of healthy lifestyle on urban employees.

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