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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152669
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Inner Strength as a Tool for Health Promotion in Finnish Arcipelague
Abstract:
Inner Strength as a Tool for Health Promotion in Finnish Arcipelague
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Sivonen, Kerstin Verna, PhD, MPH, RPHN
P.I. Institution Name:Arcada Polytechnics
Title:Nurse Instructor
Objective: to survey the subjective health and perceived sources for inner strength among Finnish arcipelague inhabitors, as a basis for community health promotion program. Design: Cross sectional survey. Population: 15-80 aged inhabitants in Kimito arcipelague in Finland. Sample: 700 (every sixth person). Setting: 3 arcipelague communities in south of Finland. Year: 2000-2002. Variables studied: age, gender, mother langue, subjective mental and physical health, sence of coherense, life style, social network, diseases, perceived sources of inner strength, contact with community health care. Methods: Questionnaire with standardized and open-ended questions. Findings: There is no significant differenses in subjective health (SF-36) between archipelago inhabitants and others. The subjective mental health is higher among elderly persons. Most of the persons with diseases feel having inner strength. The sourses of strength are outdoor life, the archipelague, the domestic animals, music, literature, relationships, religion, spirituality, life itself. Some people describing suffering have none or only one source of strength. Conclusions: There is a need for maintaining and promoting subjective health in the communities. A central variable is the perceived inner strength, especially persons who perceive none or only one source of inner strength. Implications: Local public health nurses develop health policy based on the findings in the research and on basic knowledge of caring science. Natural caring for each other should be improved by the health for all 2015 local health policy. <!--Abstract 13612 modified by 193.167.34.1 on 11-5-2002-->
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInner Strength as a Tool for Health Promotion in Finnish Arcipelagueen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152669-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Inner Strength as a Tool for Health Promotion in Finnish Arcipelague</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">Sivonen, Kerstin Verna, PhD, MPH, RPHN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arcada Polytechnics</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kerstin.sivonen@arcada.fi</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: to survey the subjective health and perceived sources for inner strength among Finnish arcipelague inhabitors, as a basis for community health promotion program. Design: Cross sectional survey. Population: 15-80 aged inhabitants in Kimito arcipelague in Finland. Sample: 700 (every sixth person). Setting: 3 arcipelague communities in south of Finland. Year: 2000-2002. Variables studied: age, gender, mother langue, subjective mental and physical health, sence of coherense, life style, social network, diseases, perceived sources of inner strength, contact with community health care. Methods: Questionnaire with standardized and open-ended questions. Findings: There is no significant differenses in subjective health (SF-36) between archipelago inhabitants and others. The subjective mental health is higher among elderly persons. Most of the persons with diseases feel having inner strength. The sourses of strength are outdoor life, the archipelague, the domestic animals, music, literature, relationships, religion, spirituality, life itself. Some people describing suffering have none or only one source of strength. Conclusions: There is a need for maintaining and promoting subjective health in the communities. A central variable is the perceived inner strength, especially persons who perceive none or only one source of inner strength. Implications: Local public health nurses develop health policy based on the findings in the research and on basic knowledge of caring science. Natural caring for each other should be improved by the health for all 2015 local health policy. &lt;!--Abstract 13612 modified by 193.167.34.1 on 11-5-2002--&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:45:08Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:45:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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