Methods: A survey on line and paper was carried out using Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II questionnaire (Subscales include Self-Actualization, Health Responsibility, Exercise, Nutrition, Interpersonal Support, and Stress Management) and some demographic items to a convenience sample of Registred Nurse at Hospital and community level and student of nursing of different university in italy.
Results: 1704 nurses and nursing student filled in properly the questionnaire. The medium age is 36.5 years old (22 years for nursing studends), 81% are woman (74% of student). Results of of Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II HPLPII score are rather disappointing with median value 122.73 ± 17,65SD, good but for nurses should be higher. Marital status, work intensity, overweight-obesity status and smoking influence the questionnaire values.
Conclusion: Results display a sample which suggests that it is probably not yet fully acquired nor the importance of lifestyle on health, or the role model, also in terms of image, that nurses should have for population. Nurses should be more aware about their role in health care and in society and should develop all their skills as health promoter in order to have more influence on individuals health behaviour.
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