Title

A Comparison of Health Practices of Canadian and Jordanian Nursing Students

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Publication Title

Public Health Nursing

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

85

Last Page

90

DOI

10.1111/j.1525-1446.2004.21112.x

Keywords

article, Attitude of Health Personnel, Canada, comparative study, Cross-Cultural Comparison, cultural anthropology, Culture, Health Behavior, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health promotion, human, Humans, interpersonal communication, Interpersonal Relations, Jordan, Life Style, medical practice, medical student, Motor Activity, nursing, physical activity, Students, Students, Nursing

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare health-promoting practices of Canadian (n = 49) and Jordanian (n = 44) first-year nursing students using the revised Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II. Results indicated significant differences between the groups on three subscales: health responsibility, physical activity, and interpersonal relations; however, both groups had similarly low scores. Implications for nurse educators are discussed from both curricular and cross-cultural perspective that focuses on health-promotion activities and programs.