Health promotion factors among male staff at a UK University: a cross-sectional survey.

  • A. Visianovich
  • E. Teijingen van
  • G. Reid


В статье анализируется связь между состоянием здоровья и особенностями образа жизни различных групп мужчин, работающих в Британском университете. Исследование, проведенное методом опроса целевой группы, показывает, какие вредные привычки оказывают наибольшее влияние на здоровье работников. = Men’s health is recognised as an issue of growing importance in many developed countries. This article identifies associations between health-related behaviour in different groups of men working in a UK university and highlights various lifestyle issues, i.e.smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a postal questionnaire. This study has shown that not all men have equally risky lifestyles. Needs assessment studies could indicate which public health interventions would be most appropriate for specific sub-groups of men within their workplace.


Men’s Health Forum Scotland, Razing men’s health awareness. []

Office for National Statistics, Life Expectancy [].

WHO, The World Health Report 2004 – Changing history. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004. []

Men’s Health Forum Scotland: About the Well Man Pilot Projects


Scottish Executive: Health in Scotland2004: Edinburgh, The Scottish Executive, 2005.

Scottish Executive, The Scottish HealthSurvey 2003: Summary of Key Findings, 2005. [/]

Scottish Executive, Scotland's people: results from the 2003/2004 Scottish Household Survey: annual report, Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, 2005. []

Scottish Executive: A Breath of Fresh Air for Scotland: Edinburgh, Scottish Executive, 2004.

Thom B: Smoking, drinking and drug use: a privilege and a burden. J R Soc Health 2004; 5:207-209.

Douglas F, et al.Promoting physical activity in primary care settings; health visitors’ and practice. J Advanced Nurs 2006; 55:159-168.

Taylor, RJ et al.Health & illness in the community. Oxford University Press. 2003.

WHO, Annual global Move for HealthInitiative: A concept paper. World Health Organization, Geneva, 2005.

Baxter M (ed.): Health & Lifestyles. London: Tavistock, 1990.

Oppenheim A N (ed.): Questionnaire design, interviewing and attitude measurement. London: London Pinter; 1992.

University of Aberdeen, Department of Public Health, The Well Men Services Project. []

Grampian Health Board, Grampian Adult Lifestyle Survey 2002. Aberdeen: 2003. [ ]

The Liverpool and Seaton Lifestyle Survey (2003). ]

Tayside Adult Health & Lifestyle Survey (16-74 years) (2003).

McColl E et al. Design and use of questionnaires. Health Technol Assess 2001; 5:31.

O'Dowd T, Jewell D: Men's Health. Oxford, Oxford University Press; 1999

Tsouros A, et al.(eds.): Health Promoting Universities: Concept, experience and framework for action. Copenhagen, WHO, 1998.

O’Brien R, et al.It’s caveman stuff, but that is to a certain extent how guys still operate: men’s accounts of masculinity and help seeking. Soc Sci Med 2005; 61: 503-516

Медицинские науки