The relationship between spiritual health and health-promoting lifestyle among students
Background: One of the components of a healthy life is attending to spiritual needs, which can reduce harmful behaviors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between spiritual health (SH) and health-promoting lifestyle (HPL) among students of Guilan University of Medical Sciences. Materials and methods: The present cross-sectional study was conducted on 360 nursing and midwifery students at Guilan University of Medical Sciences. The data were collected using a self-administered socio-demographic questionnaire, Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II (HPLP-II) and the Spirituality Well-being Scale (SWBS). Data were analyzed using SPSS-21 using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: The results of the present study showed that the mean and standard deviation of the students’ HPLP-II scores as 84 ± 28 and the mean and standard deviation of SWBS scores was 90 ± 15. Also, there was a statistically significant relationship between HPLP-II scores and SWBS scores (r = 0.032). Conclusion: The finding of this study showed that SH impacts on a HPL. It is recommended for policy-makers and health providers due to the positive role of SH in improving HPLs.