Cognitive predictors of health behaviour in contrasting regions of Europe.
Four important health behaviours - dietary fat avoidance, regular exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption - were assessed by questionnaire, together with measures of risk awareness and beliefs about the importance of cach behaviour for health, in comparable samples of young adults from eight countries:
Portugal and Spain.
Results from 3223 men and 3930 women were analysed.
Substantial differences in the prevalence of behaviours were identified, but no country consistently showed the most or least healthy profile across behaviours.
Women tended to smoke and drink less than men and attempted to avoid dietary fat to a greater extent, while men exercised more than women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse comportementale, Santé, Attitude, Croyance, Homme, Etude transculturelle, Europe, Article synthèse, Prise risque, Cognition, Promotion santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavioral analysis, Health, Attitude, Belief, Human, Crosscultural study, Europe, Review, Risk taking, Cognition
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0095287
Code Inist : 002A26N03. Création : 199406.