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The tendency to critical thinking and its relationship with health risk behaviors among nurses
Farshid Asadi , Shirin Barzanje Atri , Mozhgan Behshid , Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi , Hossein Abdollahi *
MSc Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran , hosseinabdollahims@gmail.com
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Introduction: Health has been known as the human`s fundamental right, but it is an individual responsibility. Obviously, the way that people live in the community, Lifestyles and ways of people thinking have a special effect on their health. On the other hand, the critical thinking is a process that is used to achieve the most rational and most legitimate positions in certain cases. Thus, This study aimed to evaluate the disposition to critical thinking and its relation to health risk behaviors in Tabriz nurses.
Methods: This analysis and correlation study was conducted in 2013. 768 nurses were selected from the Tabriz teaching hospitals. Demographic data questionnaire, California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and lifestyle questionnaire was distributed among the samples. 501 questionnaires were collected, the number of 483 questionnaires were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical analyzes.
Results: The findings show that most nurses have a positive disposition to critical thinking. In terms of health behaviors, most nurses are at an acceptable range and there is a direct and significant relationship among the critical thinking disposition and health risk behaviors (p<0/05).
Conclusion: The results showed Significant and positive relationship between critical thinking dispositions and health risk behaviors. This means that if a person's tendency to critical thinking is positive, acceptable behavior probably will be in the field of health. therefore it is essential to improve this kind of thinking, appropriate educational programs be predicted.
Keywords: critical thinking, health risk behaviors, nurse
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/25 | Accepted: 2017/11/25 | Published: 2017/11/25
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Asadi F, Barzanje Atri S, Behshid M, Asghari Jafarabadi M, Abdollahi H. The tendency to critical thinking and its relationship with health risk behaviors among nurses. 3 JNE. 2017; 6 (2) :1-8
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