Knowledge Level and Health Promoting Lifestyle in Nursing Students

Roma Radiah, Astuti Yuni Nursasi

Abstract

Objective: Nursing students have been taught about health promoting lifestyles, which should be applied in daily life. This study aimed to identify the correlation between knowledge level and health promoting lifestyle in nursing students from the Faculty of Nursing University in Indonesia.

Methods: This cross-sectional study used a disproportionate stratified random sampling method to obtain 93 samples. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, a knowledge questionnaire about health promoting activities, and the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile–II (HPLP-II) questionnaire.

Results: The results showed a high knowledge level (59.1%) and a good health promoting lifestyle (M = 2.58, SD = 0.30). However, the Chi-square test showed no correlation between knowledge level and a health promoting lifestyle (p = 0.289).

Conclusion: A health promoting lifestyle is shaped by more than just knowledge. Further research should confirm other factors that affect a health promoting lifestyle.

Keywords: health promotion; health promoting lifestyle; knowledge level; nursing students

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