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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148000
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Promoting Health and Self-Care across the Life Span
Abstract:
Promoting Health and Self-Care across the Life Span
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Callaghan, Donna M., DNSc, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Widener University
Title:Assistant Professor
[Scientific session research presentation] Promoting Health and Self-Care across the Life Span Abstract Purpose: This study investigated the relationships among health-promoting self-care behaviors, self-care self-efficacy, and self-care agency across the life span. The purpose of this study was to support the integration of these concepts within a framework that can be used to promote health and self-care across the life span. Design: A descriptive multivariate design was used to investigate the relationships among the study concepts across the life span. The sample consisted of 256 adolescents, 379 adults, and 235 older adults who were responsible for self-care. The data analyzed in this study were obtained through three separate studies and merged in order to answer the research question. Methods: The instrumentation included the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II Scale, the Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practices Scale, and the Exercise of Self-Care Agency Scale. A canonical correlation statistic was performed to answer the research question. Findings: Interpretation of the canonical correlation identified a canonical variate having a canonical correlation of .81 (p = .000). All variables in set 1 and all variables in set 2 loaded on this variate accounting for 65% of the variance. These findings indicate that participants who reported more frequent practice of healthy behaviors and higher levels of self-care self-efficacy also reported higher levels of self-care agency or ability. Conclusions: Since relationships among health-promoting self-care behaviors, self-care self-efficacy, and self-care agency were identified in this study, the use of the study concepts to direct the development of health promotion and self-care interventions across the life span is supported. A framework that includes strategies to increase one?s self-efficacy of the health-promoting behaviors could be used to promote health and self-care across the life span.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePromoting Health and Self-Care across the Life Spanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148000-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Promoting Health and Self-Care across the Life Span</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Callaghan, Donna M., DNSc, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Widener University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dmcallaghan@mail.widener.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Promoting Health and Self-Care across the Life Span Abstract Purpose: This study investigated the relationships among health-promoting self-care behaviors, self-care self-efficacy, and self-care agency across the life span. The purpose of this study was to support the integration of these concepts within a framework that can be used to promote health and self-care across the life span. Design: A descriptive multivariate design was used to investigate the relationships among the study concepts across the life span. The sample consisted of 256 adolescents, 379 adults, and 235 older adults who were responsible for self-care. The data analyzed in this study were obtained through three separate studies and merged in order to answer the research question. Methods: The instrumentation included the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II Scale, the Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practices Scale, and the Exercise of Self-Care Agency Scale. A canonical correlation statistic was performed to answer the research question. Findings: Interpretation of the canonical correlation identified a canonical variate having a canonical correlation of .81 (p = .000). All variables in set 1 and all variables in set 2 loaded on this variate accounting for 65% of the variance. These findings indicate that participants who reported more frequent practice of healthy behaviors and higher levels of self-care self-efficacy also reported higher levels of self-care agency or ability. Conclusions: Since relationships among health-promoting self-care behaviors, self-care self-efficacy, and self-care agency were identified in this study, the use of the study concepts to direct the development of health promotion and self-care interventions across the life span is supported. A framework that includes strategies to increase one?s self-efficacy of the health-promoting behaviors could be used to promote health and self-care across the life span.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:39:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:39:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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