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Knowledge of healthy lifestyle in Iran: a systematic review

(2016) Knowledge of healthy lifestyle in Iran: a systematic review. Electron Physician. pp. 2199-207. ISSN 2008-5842 (Print) 2008-5842

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INTRODUCTION: Lifestyle is a set of goals, plans, values, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs manifested in the personal and family life of the individual and in her or his social interactions. It is an interdisciplinary concept that involves a health-oriented view of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual domains of life. Despite their great importance, there is not much knowledge in Iran about healthy lifestyles. The present study is an attempt to address the knowledge of healthy lifestyle in Iran through a review of the literature on the subject. METHODS: The present systematic review searched Elsevier, SID, Pub Med, Magiran, IranMedex, and Google Scholar databases for relevant articles published between 2000 and 2014. We used various keywords for the searches, including knowledge, lifestyle, health, and Iran. As a result, 62 articles were included in the study. RESULTS: There has been a dramatic increase in the publication of articles on lifestyle in Iran over the past 10 years. The results obtained showed that 64 of the articles addressed physical health, 14 addressed psychological health, 10 addressed social health, and 12 addressed spiritual health. Most lifestyle studies conducted in Iran have focused on physical health, and a few have examined the psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of lifestyle. None of the studies has examined the knowledge map of healthy lifestyles in Iran. CONCLUSION: Given the changes in the causes of mortality from infectious and chronic diseases that impose greater medication and treatment costs on the society, and since diseases caused by unhealthy lifestyles have become the leading cause of death, it is essential for health researchers to focus on the root cause of these diseases, i.e., lifestyle and human behaviors.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Iran health knowledge map lifestyle systematic review
Page Range: pp. 2199-207
Journal or Publication Title: Electron Physician
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 8
Number: 3
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ISSN: 2008-5842 (Print) 2008-5842
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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