Adolescent compliance with evidence based guidelines for healthy lifestyle at rural community
Mahmoud El Sayed Abu Salem, Naglaa Abd El-Mawgoud Ahmed and Hanaa Mabrouk Ahmed
Adolescence period is one of the most rapid phases of human development. A healthy lifestyle must be established in this especially period. A cross sectional design was utilized in this study. Setting: This study was conducted at rural secondary school, Tala, Menoufia Governorate, Egypt. A multistage sample of 400 adolescent students from the above mentioned settings. A structured interview questionnaire which contains two parts: Part I: characteristics of studies adolescent and Part II: Life style assessment scale. Results: The results show that the mean age of the adolescent was 16.90. Also, 11.0% of them were obese. Furthermore, 4.0% of them were underweight. Approximately half of the adolescents never take their breakfast. None of the studied adolescents have lunch. Also, 41.0 % of the studied adolescent doesn't perform physical exercise daily. The adolescents didn't comply with healthy lifestyle as well perform risky health behavior. Educational and awareness programs should be applied in schools about healthy lifestyle.
Mahmoud El Sayed Abu Salem, Naglaa Abd El-Mawgoud Ahmed, Hanaa Mabrouk Ahmed. Adolescent compliance with evidence based guidelines for healthy lifestyle at rural community. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2019;2(1):09-16.