Patterns of Health Promoting Lifestyle Practices of Arab Immigrants from Levant

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151034
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Presentation
Title:
Patterns of Health Promoting Lifestyle Practices of Arab Immigrants from Levant
Abstract:
Patterns of Health Promoting Lifestyle Practices of Arab Immigrants from Levant
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Aqtash, Salah-Addin H., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:King Fahad Medical City
Title:Consultant
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe health-promoting lifestyle behaviors among Arab immigrants from the region of Levant. Methods: Data was collected from five local community based organizations in Southern California. A purposeful sample of male and female Arab adults from the region of Levant were recruited. A total of 218 men and women were surveyed, the majority of which completed the survey in Arabic. The final number of surveys accepted and utilized in the analysis was 205. The revised Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II) was utilized to collect data about six health promoting lifestyle dimensions including physical activity, stress management, nutrition, health responsibility, spiritual growth, and interpersonal relations. A research team of 3 female and 3 male research assistants were assigned to survey their respective genders. Results: Content analysis revealed that the mean for this population health-promoting lifestyle behavior was 2.73 on 4 points likert scale. Of the HPLP-II dimensions, physical activity was the least frequent practice with a mean (M=2.10) followed by stress management (M=2.5) and health responsibility (M= 2.70); while spiritual growth was the most frequent practice with a mean (M=3.16) followed by interpersonal relations (M=3.01). Conclusion: Deficiencies related to Arab immigrants physical activity, stress management, and health responsibility indicated the need to establish community based culturally specific health promotion programs. To be effective, health promotion programs should take into consideration the personal strengths of spiritual growth and interpersonal relations.
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.titlePatterns of Health Promoting Lifestyle Practices of Arab Immigrants from Levanten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151034-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Patterns of Health Promoting Lifestyle Practices of Arab Immigrants from Levant</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Aqtash, Salah-Addin H., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">King Fahad Medical City</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Consultant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">saqtash@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe health-promoting lifestyle behaviors among Arab immigrants from the region of Levant. Methods: Data was collected from five local community based organizations in Southern California. A purposeful sample of male and female Arab adults from the region of Levant were recruited. A total of 218 men and women were surveyed, the majority of which completed the survey in Arabic. The final number of surveys accepted and utilized in the analysis was 205. The revised Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II) was utilized to collect data about six health promoting lifestyle dimensions including physical activity, stress management, nutrition, health responsibility, spiritual growth, and interpersonal relations. A research team of 3 female and 3 male research assistants were assigned to survey their respective genders. Results: Content analysis revealed that the mean for this population health-promoting lifestyle behavior was 2.73 on 4 points likert scale. Of the HPLP-II dimensions, physical activity was the least frequent practice with a mean (M=2.10) followed by stress management (M=2.5) and health responsibility (M= 2.70); while spiritual growth was the most frequent practice with a mean (M=3.16) followed by interpersonal relations (M=3.01). Conclusion: Deficiencies related to Arab immigrants physical activity, stress management, and health responsibility indicated the need to establish community based culturally specific health promotion programs. To be effective, health promotion programs should take into consideration the personal strengths of spiritual growth and interpersonal relations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:49:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:49:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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