Assessment of Health-promoting lifestyle behaviour (HPLB) of University workers in Nigeria

  • E.M. Joseph-Shehu
  • B.P. Ncama
  • O. Irinoye
  • W. Sibanda
Keywords: Health-promoting lifestyle profile, Health-promoting lifestyle behaviour, health promotion model, university staff, Nigeria

Abstract

Objective: Lifestyle, high cost of medical care and limited resources in many national health systems should be an inducement for everyone to practice health-promoting lifestyle, knowing its benefits. This study examined the health-promoting lifestyle behaviour (HPLB) of university staff.
Methodology: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted among 280 university staff in Nigeria. Self-administered health-promoting lifestyle profile II questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics via IBM-SPSS version 25.
Results: Self-actualization subscale had the highest mean score of 3.35±0.65; interpersonal relations (2.94±0.65); nutrition (2.81±0.48); stress management (2.72±0.62); physical activity (2.21±0.64); health responsibility (2.19±0.62) and Health-promoting lifestyle profile (HPLP) (2.74±0.46). Age; study location; religion and type of marriage had significant association with self-actualization lifestyle while gender and type of marriage had significant association with HPLP. Lastly, socio-economic factors had a statistically significant influence on HPLP of workers.
Conclusion: The respondents practiced HPLB moderately. Strategies need to be put in place to motivate university staff to practice all the subscales of HPLP effectively.

Keywords: Health-promoting lifestyle profile, Health-promoting lifestyle behaviour, health promotion model, university staff, Nigeria

Published
2019-12-17
Section
Original Article

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