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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148510
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health promoting behaviors among married and unmarried mothers
Abstract:
Health promoting behaviors among married and unmarried mothers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Wilson, Astrid, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Clayton College & State University
Title:Associate Professor
The health promotion activities in which mothers engage are of

utmost importance to health care professionals because of the

mother's influence on other family members. There has been an

increase in single parent households headed by females and yet

there is no conclusion in the literature relating to the

relationship between marital status and health promoting behaviors

of mothers. This correlational survey examined the health

promoting behaviors (HPB) of mothers who are married and unmarried

to determine if the modifying factor of marital status has a

stronger relationship to the HPB of mothers than the

cognitive-perceptual factors of perceived health status, perceived

benefits, and perceived barriers. The Health Promotion Model

proposed by Pender (1987) was used to guide the research. It was

hypothesized that marital status would have a stronger relationship

to mothers' health promoting behaviors than perceived health

status, perceived benefits of HPB, and perceived barriers to HPB

collectively. The sample consisted of 416 mothers having children

in a southern school district or attending a child care center.

The Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) developed by Walker,

Sechrist, and Pender (1987) was utilized to measure health

promoting behaviors of the mothers. Internal consistency

reliability of the HPLP instrument was determined by using a

Cronbach's alpha. The reliability of the HPLP was high (alpha .94)

in this sample. Multiple regression analyses were used to test the

hypothesis. Perceived health status and perceived benefits had the

strongest multiple correlation with the mothers' HPB. Marital

status was not statistically significant in mothers' engaging in

health promoting behaviors. The findings indicate that this

population of mothers practices a high level of health promoting

behaviors. There were both benefits and barriers to HPB reported

by the mothers. Both married and unmarried mothers reported the

same benefits and barriers. Over 70 percent of the mothers reported

that feeling better about themselves and being better able to care

for other family members were benefits of caring for their health.

Lack of time, procrastination, and fatigue were the most frequently

reported barriers to caring for their health. The findings have

both theoretical and practical implications. Partial support for

Pender's model was evident from the findings. The knowledge gained

can be used in assessing the health promotion behaviors of mothers

and used in developing health promotion programs for mothers.

Further research is needed to determine if the findings would be

the same if the study were replicated among mothers in a lower

socioeconomic status. Also, further research is needed to explore

the relationship between satisfaction with marital status and the

health promoting behaviors of mothers.



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.titleHealth promoting behaviors among married and unmarried mothersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148510-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health promoting behaviors among married and unmarried mothers</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wilson, Astrid, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Clayton College &amp; State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">astridwilson@mail.clayton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The health promotion activities in which mothers engage are of<br/><br/>utmost importance to health care professionals because of the<br/><br/>mother's influence on other family members. There has been an<br/><br/>increase in single parent households headed by females and yet<br/><br/>there is no conclusion in the literature relating to the<br/><br/>relationship between marital status and health promoting behaviors<br/><br/>of mothers. This correlational survey examined the health<br/><br/>promoting behaviors (HPB) of mothers who are married and unmarried<br/><br/>to determine if the modifying factor of marital status has a<br/><br/>stronger relationship to the HPB of mothers than the<br/><br/>cognitive-perceptual factors of perceived health status, perceived<br/><br/>benefits, and perceived barriers. The Health Promotion Model<br/><br/>proposed by Pender (1987) was used to guide the research. It was<br/><br/>hypothesized that marital status would have a stronger relationship<br/><br/>to mothers' health promoting behaviors than perceived health<br/><br/>status, perceived benefits of HPB, and perceived barriers to HPB<br/><br/>collectively. The sample consisted of 416 mothers having children<br/><br/>in a southern school district or attending a child care center.<br/><br/>The Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) developed by Walker,<br/><br/>Sechrist, and Pender (1987) was utilized to measure health<br/><br/>promoting behaviors of the mothers. Internal consistency<br/><br/>reliability of the HPLP instrument was determined by using a<br/><br/>Cronbach's alpha. The reliability of the HPLP was high (alpha .94)<br/><br/>in this sample. Multiple regression analyses were used to test the<br/><br/>hypothesis. Perceived health status and perceived benefits had the<br/><br/>strongest multiple correlation with the mothers' HPB. Marital<br/><br/>status was not statistically significant in mothers' engaging in<br/><br/>health promoting behaviors. The findings indicate that this<br/><br/>population of mothers practices a high level of health promoting<br/><br/>behaviors. There were both benefits and barriers to HPB reported<br/><br/>by the mothers. Both married and unmarried mothers reported the<br/><br/>same benefits and barriers. Over 70 percent of the mothers reported<br/><br/>that feeling better about themselves and being better able to care<br/><br/>for other family members were benefits of caring for their health.<br/><br/>Lack of time, procrastination, and fatigue were the most frequently<br/><br/>reported barriers to caring for their health. The findings have<br/><br/>both theoretical and practical implications. Partial support for<br/><br/>Pender's model was evident from the findings. The knowledge gained<br/><br/>can be used in assessing the health promotion behaviors of mothers<br/><br/>and used in developing health promotion programs for mothers.<br/><br/>Further research is needed to determine if the findings would be<br/><br/>the same if the study were replicated among mothers in a lower<br/><br/>socioeconomic status. Also, further research is needed to explore<br/><br/>the relationship between satisfaction with marital status and the<br/><br/>health promoting behaviors of mothers.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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