The Evaluation of School of Health Students’ Knowledge andBehavior Of Healthy Life-styles of Related To Importance ToPrevent Cancer


This study was planned as a descriptive evaluation of School of Health students knowledge and healthy lifestylebehavior related to prevention of cancer. The study has been carried out in Nursing, Midwifery and HealthOfficial Departments at Celal Bayar University School of Health, between November 2007 and January 2008. Thesubjects comprised 345 volunteer students. The data were collected using a questionnaire covering nutritionalstatus and attitudes related to the prevention from cancer, and results were assessed using the Health PromotionLifestyle Profile Scale. The mean age was 20.9 ± 2.01 years and 22.6% were male. Some 88.4% of the studentsconsidered cancer to be a preventable illness and 70.1% of them believed that it could be preventedby healthynutrition. The mean score of the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile Scale was 124.8 (SD, 19.9). In conclusion, itwas found that students participating in this study have good level of knowledge on cancer prevention. Healthbehavior was found to be moderate.