Volume 21, Issue 4 (Oct - Nov 2017)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2017, 21(4): 44-38 | Back to browse issues page

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Javadi M, Haj Hasemkhani M, Dalvandi A, Taherpour M. The Relationship between family's lifestyle with sleep habits and BMI among children 6 to 11 years old in Qazvin city (2014). J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2017; 21 (4) :44-38
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-2193-en.html
, ma.hashemkhani@gmail.com
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Background: The family's lifestyle is a valuable factor for improving the quality of life and it has an impact on children's habits.
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between family's lifestyle and sleep habits and body mass index in children.
Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted in 2014 in primary school children of Qazvin (6-11 years old children) and those children were randomly selected. The data was collected by using standard questionnaires and children's sleep status.
Findings: The total score for the studied lifestyles in families, physical and nutrition was moderate, the lowest and the highest respectively. Maximum average of sleep problems in children were related to the sleep behavior. The body mass index of children was moderate. There was a statistically significant relation between family's responsibility, diet, spiritual improvement and total score of the studied lifestyles with children waking up time (P<0/005). There was no significant relationship between the BMI with the life style and sleep habits (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to a normal BMI and the presence of children in this study correlated variables lifestyle and sleep habits, improving sleep habits and lifestyle can be concluded as a strategy to prevent abnormal body mass index in children considered. 

 

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