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dc.contributor.authorHidalgo, KD
dc.contributor.authorMielke, GI
dc.contributor.authorParra, DC
dc.contributor.authorLobelo, F
dc.contributor.authorSimões, EJ
dc.contributor.authorGomes, GO
dc.contributor.authorFlorindo, AA
dc.contributor.authorBracco, M
dc.contributor.authorMoura, L
dc.contributor.authorBrownson, RC
dc.contributor.authorPratt, M
dc.contributor.authorRamos, LR
dc.contributor.authorHallal, PC
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-12T00:28:52Z
dc.date.available2021-02-12T00:28:52Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-24
dc.identifierpii: 10.1186/s12889-016-3778-2
dc.identifier.citationHidalgo, K. D., Mielke, G. I., Parra, D. C., Lobelo, F., Simões, E. J., Gomes, G. O., Florindo, A. A., Bracco, M., Moura, L., Brownson, R. C., Pratt, M., Ramos, L. R. & Hallal, P. C. (2016). Health promoting practices and personal lifestyle behaviors of Brazilian health professionals.. BMC Public Health, 16 (1), pp.1114-. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3778-2.
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/260623
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This study was conducted to examine the lifestyle behaviors and health promoting practices of physicians, nurses, and community health workers in Brazil. METHODS: A random sample of primary health care units in Brazil was selected, and a pretested questionnaire was administered via phone interviews, in 2011, to 182 physicians, 347 nurses, and 269 community health workers, totaling 798 health professionals. The total initial sample included 1600 eligible health professionals. Variables measured included physical activity, alcohol intake, hours of sleep, diet, and perceived self-efficacy to provide preventive counseling on related lifestyle behaviors. RESULTS: More than 25 % of physicians, nurses, and community health workers reported eating 0-2 portions of fruits and vegetables per day. In terms of cervical and breast cancer, nurses reported to be 'very prepared' to advise patients on these topics more frequently than physicians. The prevalence of smoking ranged from 4.9 % among nurses to 7.4 % among community health workers. The proportion of physical inactivity ranged from 40.3 % among nurses to 52.1 % among community health workers. CONCLUSION: A reasonably high proportion of physicians, nurses, and community health workers report not engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors that impact chronic diseases, thus, they may be less likely to encourage such behaviors in their patients.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleHealth promoting practices and personal lifestyle behaviors of Brazilian health professionals.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12889-016-3778-2
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleBMC Public Health
melbourne.source.volume16
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages1114-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1112206
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5078940
melbourne.contributor.authorFLORINDO, ALEX
dc.identifier.eissn1471-2458
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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