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Ghaffari M, Rakhshandehroo S, Mehrabi Y, Besharati Far S. A Study of the Beliefs of Female Students in Pakdasht City about Obese People and the Related Factors. J. Hum. Environ. Health Promot.. 2018; 4 (1) :40-44
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1- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (867 Views)
Background: The present study was conducted to investigate the beliefs of girl students in Pakdasht city about obese people and the factors related to it.
Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 350 grade-seven students in Pakdasht city. The data collection tool was a BAOP questionnaire, including demographic information and eight five-choice questions on the beliefs about obesity and obese people. To analyze the data, the SPSS 16 software as well as Chi-Square test and one-way ANOVA were used.
Results: The result reported, 141 (40.3%) students disagreed with the sentence "Obesity often occurs as a result of an illness." and 74 ones (21.1%) totally disagreed. Or, asking a question about the eating habits of obese people ("The majority of obese people have bad eating habits that lead to their obesity.") indicated that 73 students (20.9%) totally agreed and 128 ones (36.6%) agreed with the idea. In addition, 15 students (4.2%) totally agreed with the sentence “Obesity rarely occurs due to the person's lack of will.”
Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that high school female students had little knowledge about the causes of obesity.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2017/12/28 | Accepted: 2018/02/26 | Published: 2018/03/21

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