The Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory: A Tool with Utility for Both Research and Practice

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The Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory: A Tool with Utility for Both Research and Practice
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The Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory: A Tool with Utility for Both Research and Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Loeb, Susan, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Delaware
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and test the Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory (OMHPSI). <P> Design: A descriptive correlational design was employed for the overall study.<P> Population, Sample, Setting: A convenience sample of 135 community-dwelling older men (ages 55-91) was obtained. Recruitment was done at senior centers, senior apartment complexes, and a fast food restaurant. <P> Variables Studied: Health promotion programs and health screenings.<P> Methods: Previous nursing practice experience and a comprehensive review of the literature were used to inform the development of the OMHPSI. Content validity was established through evaluations by an expert panel of 10 professionals who work with and/or study older adults. The OMHPSI was initially administered to 135 community dwelling older men.<P> Findings: The OMHPSI was completed with relative ease by most of the 135 participants. A Cronbach's alpha measure of reliability was computed for the scaled items on the inventory, with a result of .78. The Flesch-Kincaid grade level of readability was 5.7.<P> Conclusions: The OMHPSI is an informative baseline assessment tool congruent with the Healthy People 2010 goal of increasing older adults' participation in organized health promotion acitivities. Assessing health behaviors of elderly men is particularly important since they tend to experience greater health risks, have a shorter life expectancy, and are less likely to seek out medical advice than their female counterparts. <P> Implications: The OMPHSI can be utilized by nurses both in the practice and research settings. Continued testing and refining the OMPHSI is suggested.<P> <!--Abstract 12917 modified by 128.175.94.196 on 10-8-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory: A Tool with Utility for Both Research and Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150744-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory: A Tool with Utility for Both Research and Practice</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Loeb, Susan, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Delaware</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sloeb@udel.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and test the Older Men's Health Program and Screening Inventory (OMHPSI). &lt;P&gt; Design: A descriptive correlational design was employed for the overall study.&lt;P&gt; Population, Sample, Setting: A convenience sample of 135 community-dwelling older men (ages 55-91) was obtained. Recruitment was done at senior centers, senior apartment complexes, and a fast food restaurant. &lt;P&gt; Variables Studied: Health promotion programs and health screenings.&lt;P&gt; Methods: Previous nursing practice experience and a comprehensive review of the literature were used to inform the development of the OMHPSI. Content validity was established through evaluations by an expert panel of 10 professionals who work with and/or study older adults. The OMHPSI was initially administered to 135 community dwelling older men.&lt;P&gt; Findings: The OMHPSI was completed with relative ease by most of the 135 participants. A Cronbach's alpha measure of reliability was computed for the scaled items on the inventory, with a result of .78. The Flesch-Kincaid grade level of readability was 5.7.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions: The OMHPSI is an informative baseline assessment tool congruent with the Healthy People 2010 goal of increasing older adults' participation in organized health promotion acitivities. Assessing health behaviors of elderly men is particularly important since they tend to experience greater health risks, have a shorter life expectancy, and are less likely to seek out medical advice than their female counterparts. &lt;P&gt; Implications: The OMPHSI can be utilized by nurses both in the practice and research settings. Continued testing and refining the OMPHSI is suggested.&lt;P&gt; &lt;!--Abstract 12917 modified by 128.175.94.196 on 10-8-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:41:41Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:41:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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