Hábitos Básicos de Salud y Creencias Sobre Salud y Enfermedad en Adolescentes de España, Colombia y México

Translated title of the contribution: Basic habits and beliefs about health and illness among adolescents from Spain, Colombia and México

Jesús Gil Roales-Nieto, Emilio Moreno San Pedro, Stefano Vinaccia, Françoise Contreras, Hamilton Fernández, Ximena Londoño, Gloria Haydee Salas Ochoa, Juana Medellín Moreno

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Abstract

The present study analyzes health habits in food, exercise and health beliefs in a sample of nine hundred and fifty fear adolescents, boys and girls (mean 12,36±2,06 years old) of different countries: Spain (321), Colombia (401) and México (232). All participants responded tea questionnaire with items related te health habits as well as health and illness beliefs. Results indicated that 58% of subjects show a risky food style, and 62,9% of subject show a risky physical activity, Comparisions among subjects of the three countries indicated that the Colombian sample had the worst food style while the spanish sample had the worst physical activity. Results also confirm that adolescence is a relevant moment in the formation of health beliefs with 61% and 54% of subjects showing respectively, an undefined pattern of beliefs or illness. Results show significant differences among the three countries.

Translated title of the contributionBasic habits and beliefs about health and illness among adolescents from Spain, Colombia and México
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)483-504+i
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Psicologia
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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