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dc.contributor.authorEvans, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPurcell, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T16:32:08Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T16:32:08Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-27T23:37:42Z
dc.identifier.issn18329861en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.2006.23.1.100en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/14150
dc.description.abstractSo-called diseases of affluence, otherwise known as 'lifestyle diseases', are attributed to modifiable risk factors that are influenced by lifestyle and personal behaviour. Leading by example is an important way for public health principles to be communicated. In the university context, students of nursing can become aware of the challenge to integrate and apply health principles in their own life so that they become responsible health leaders in the community. The aim of this study was to explore the incidence of a number of behaviour-associated health risk factors within a group of undergraduate nursing students. Ninety-four students participated in the study. Seventy-seven students (82%) reported the presence of at least one modifiable health risk factor. Forty-four percent of respondents were either overweight or obese. Further research to explore whether a health promoting curriculum encourages nursing students to internalise/apply health knowledge to their own lives is recommended. A campaign of public health might be useful within the university community to educate students about risk factors and healthy living.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publishereContent Managementen_US
dc.publisher.placeMaleny, Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom100en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto110en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321205en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321216en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321199en_US
dc.titleAn exploration of modifiable health associated risk factors within a cohort of undergraduate nursing studentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2006 e-Content Management Pty Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2006
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