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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151039
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion Behaviors among African-American women
Abstract:
Health Promotion Behaviors among African-American women
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Brown, Sandra, ARNP, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Associated Medical Managers
Title:Nurse Practitioner, Coordinator Acute Pain Services
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] The purpose of this research was to examine and describe the relationships among health status, marital status, income level, education level, age, and body mass index (BMI) with the added influence of spirituality on the health promotion behaviors of African American women, living in South Florida. The sample consisted of 137 women, 18 to 64 years of age, who were born in the United States. Each participant completed a demographic questionnaire, the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II), the Short Form-36 Health survey (SF-36), and the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS). Descriptive and inferential statistics with an alpha level of .05 were used for data analysis. Statistically significant findings were (1) a positive relationship between health promotion behaviors and formal education, (2) a positive relationship between health promotion behaviors and spirituality (existential well-being), and (3) a negative relationship between health promotion behaviors and number of children. In the regression model, the five sets of variables together accounted for 25.5% of the variance in overall health promotion behaviors of African American women F (15, 121) = 2.768, p < .01. The health promotion behaviors of African American women were not significantly affected by health status, marital status or BMI. Of the five demographic variables entered in the model, only number of children and education made statistically significant, unique contributions to health promotion behaviors. A sense of life satisfaction and purpose (existential well-being) made an additional, statistically significant, unique contribution to health promotion behaviors among African American women. Formal education, number of children, and spirituality (existential well-being) may be used as predictors of health promotion behaviors among African American women. Culturally appropriate interventions used to educate African American women to increase physical activity, and decrease caloric intake will mitigate the rate of morbidity and mortality that African American women experience from CVD.
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 Promotion Behaviors among African-American womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151039-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Promotion Behaviors among African-American women</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">Brown, Sandra, ARNP, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Associated Medical Managers</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Practitioner, Coordinator Acute Pain Services</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">selaineb@bellsouth.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] The purpose of this research was to examine and describe the relationships among health status, marital status, income level, education level, age, and body mass index (BMI) with the added influence of spirituality on the health promotion behaviors of African American women, living in South Florida. The sample consisted of 137 women, 18 to 64 years of age, who were born in the United States. Each participant completed a demographic questionnaire, the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II), the Short Form-36 Health survey (SF-36), and the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS). Descriptive and inferential statistics with an alpha level of .05 were used for data analysis. Statistically significant findings were (1) a positive relationship between health promotion behaviors and formal education, (2) a positive relationship between health promotion behaviors and spirituality (existential well-being), and (3) a negative relationship between health promotion behaviors and number of children. In the regression model, the five sets of variables together accounted for 25.5% of the variance in overall health promotion behaviors of African American women F (15, 121) = 2.768, p &lt; .01. The health promotion behaviors of African American women were not significantly affected by health status, marital status or BMI. Of the five demographic variables entered in the model, only number of children and education made statistically significant, unique contributions to health promotion behaviors. A sense of life satisfaction and purpose (existential well-being) made an additional, statistically significant, unique contribution to health promotion behaviors among African American women. Formal education, number of children, and spirituality (existential well-being) may be used as predictors of health promotion behaviors among African American women. Culturally appropriate interventions used to educate African American women to increase physical activity, and decrease caloric intake will mitigate the rate of morbidity and mortality that African American women experience from CVD.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:50:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:50:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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