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Introduction: The majority of non-communicable diseases and premature deaths in adults are due to behaviors adopted during adolescence. One of the scales used to measure lifestyle and health behaviors is the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II). Aim: To investigate adolescents' health behaviors using the HPLP-II scale through the systematic review of international literature. Materials and Methods: A bibliographic search was performed on the Pubmed and Google Scholar databases using the keywords: adolescent behavior, health promotion, HPLP-II. The screening of all articles took place using specific criteria. Of the 527 articles found, 7 were used and included in the investigation. Results: From the analysis conducted, it was found that adolescents exhibit moderately healthy behaviors, namely in the “stress management”, “physical activity” and “eating habits” sections. Furthermore, the effectiveness of interventions made to change the lifestyles of adolescents can be noted. Additionally, it can be seen that schools and families endorse the implementation of health promotion programmes run by school nurses, teachers and community nurses. Conclusions: Adolescents show a lack of healthy habits, stress management and self-care skills. The acquiring of such skills requires the cooperation of parents, educators, community nurses and the entire health community for the well-being of adolescents. Nurses can form a bridge between education and health. One of the main roles of a community nurse is that of promoting healthy behaviors in teenagers in order to ensure a healthy adulthood.
|Category:||Volume 59, N 2|
|Authors:||Eleni Ntali , Anastasios Faros , Anna Kavga|