Irma Algėnaitė


By this research, based on positive health aspect, were analyzed the changes in anthropometric and physical parameters of 534 attendants of  Dainius Kepenis School of Health during 10 days program. By random sampling, using serial principle, the data of 429 (80.3%) female and 105 (19.7%) male were selected for exploration. Document analysis was performed using fixed records on health of attendants of School of Health. The results were obtained by software program SPSS 18.0 using Student’s t-test.
Main results: Average body weight of participants before starting School of Health program was 78.6 kg, and after finishing – 75.1 kg (n 439); systolic blood pressure before starting – 130.7, after finishing – 116.0 (n 438); diastolic 81.4 and 75.1 respectively (n 438); strength of right arm grip – 44.0 kg before starting, and 45.7 after finishing program (n 369); suppleness before starting – 6.6 cm, after finishing – 10.4 cm (n 434); capacity of lights at the beging of program – 2564.6 cm3,  at the end – 2723,1 cm3 (n 423). All these data changes are statistically significant (p<.001). Also, the data for male and female was analysed separately. The research is supplemented by literature analysis, disclosing holism, which is one of the main idea of Dainius Kepenis School of Health. Holistic approach to a health promotes and forms the viewpoint of the society to the health promotion as not to the consumer need, but as to healthy life style. Holistic approach to a health is based on Salutogenic theory, which sees health as continuum between the negative and positive health.

Keyword(s): health, holistic, school of health, anthropometric data, physical state.
DOI: 10.5200/196
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