Spiritual Well-Being, Health Promotion Lifestyle and Health Status of Korean Immigrants in the U.S.A

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155735
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Presentation
Title:
Spiritual Well-Being, Health Promotion Lifestyle and Health Status of Korean Immigrants in the U.S.A
Abstract:
Spiritual Well-Being, Health Promotion Lifestyle and Health Status of Korean Immigrants in the U.S.A
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2002
Conference Date:July, 2002
Author:Park, Jeong
P.I. Institution Name:Keimyung University
Title:Professor
Objective: To explore spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle and health status of Korean immigrants in the U.S.A., to explore the relationship among spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle and health status, and to suggest future directions for the use of spiritual interventions and health promotion programs as a nursing modalities for Korean immigrants in the U.S.A. Design: The cross-sectional, descriptive and correlational design was used in this research. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: 207 adult Korean-Americans were recruited using convinience sampling from Korean ethenic Protestant churches, Catholic churches, and Buddhist temples in Chicago area. 141 of them were Protestants, 32 had Catholicism, and 34 were Buddhists. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome: The concepts studied included general and religious characteristics, spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle, and perceived health status on the congregational bases. Methods: Spiritual Well-Being Scale developed by Ellison, Health Promoting Lifestyle ProfileII(HPLP) developed by Walker, Sechrist and Pender, and Perceived Status of Health(PSH) Scale were given to the subject by the staff of the congregation or research assistant. The data were analyzed by descriptive ststistics, ANOVA and multiple regression. Findings: The score of HPLP was 2.43. In the subscale, spiritual growth was the highest, followings were nutrition, interpersonal relationship, stress management, health responsibility and the lowest was physical activity. The score of spiritual well-being was higher in the Protestant group than in the Catholic group, higher in the every week church-goer than in non-regular attendant, higher the group who pray frequently than the group pray infrequently, and higher in the group who read bible frequently than the group read bible infrequently. The score of HPLP was higher in the group who lived in the U.S. over 20 years than the group who lived in the U.S. lesser 10 years, higher in the group who pray frequently than the group who pray infrequently, and higher in the group who read bible frequently than the group who read bible infrequently. The score of PSH was higher in the group who lived in the U.S. over 20 years than the group who lived in the U.S. lesser 10 years, and higher in the group who have sufficient family income than the group who haven't sufficient family income. The positive correlations among spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle, and perceived health status were found. Conclusions: It revealed that Korean-Americans had different healh promoting lifestyle from western people. And spiritual well-being and some spiritual habits were correlated with health concepts positively. Implications: Spirituality pervades all human experiences, so spiritual well-being can be a unifying force that integrates the physical emotional and social dementions of health. Spiritual well-being might play an important role in enhancing health promotion and health status.

Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jul-2002
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSpiritual Well-Being, Health Promotion Lifestyle and Health Status of Korean Immigrants in the U.S.Aen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155735-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Spiritual Well-Being, Health Promotion Lifestyle and Health Status of Korean Immigrants in the U.S.A</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July, 2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Park, Jeong</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Keimyung University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jsp544@kmu.ac.kr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To explore spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle and health status of Korean immigrants in the U.S.A., to explore the relationship among spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle and health status, and to suggest future directions for the use of spiritual interventions and health promotion programs as a nursing modalities for Korean immigrants in the U.S.A. Design: The cross-sectional, descriptive and correlational design was used in this research. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: 207 adult Korean-Americans were recruited using convinience sampling from Korean ethenic Protestant churches, Catholic churches, and Buddhist temples in Chicago area. 141 of them were Protestants, 32 had Catholicism, and 34 were Buddhists. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome: The concepts studied included general and religious characteristics, spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle, and perceived health status on the congregational bases. Methods: Spiritual Well-Being Scale developed by Ellison, Health Promoting Lifestyle ProfileII(HPLP) developed by Walker, Sechrist and Pender, and Perceived Status of Health(PSH) Scale were given to the subject by the staff of the congregation or research assistant. The data were analyzed by descriptive ststistics, ANOVA and multiple regression. Findings: The score of HPLP was 2.43. In the subscale, spiritual growth was the highest, followings were nutrition, interpersonal relationship, stress management, health responsibility and the lowest was physical activity. The score of spiritual well-being was higher in the Protestant group than in the Catholic group, higher in the every week church-goer than in non-regular attendant, higher the group who pray frequently than the group pray infrequently, and higher in the group who read bible frequently than the group read bible infrequently. The score of HPLP was higher in the group who lived in the U.S. over 20 years than the group who lived in the U.S. lesser 10 years, higher in the group who pray frequently than the group who pray infrequently, and higher in the group who read bible frequently than the group who read bible infrequently. The score of PSH was higher in the group who lived in the U.S. over 20 years than the group who lived in the U.S. lesser 10 years, and higher in the group who have sufficient family income than the group who haven't sufficient family income. The positive correlations among spiritual well-being, health promotion lifestyle, and perceived health status were found. Conclusions: It revealed that Korean-Americans had different healh promoting lifestyle from western people. And spiritual well-being and some spiritual habits were correlated with health concepts positively. Implications: Spirituality pervades all human experiences, so spiritual well-being can be a unifying force that integrates the physical emotional and social dementions of health. Spiritual well-being might play an important role in enhancing health promotion and health status.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:07:31Z-
dc.date.issued2002-07en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:07:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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