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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161366
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Beliefs, Health Practice, and Health Status in Taiwanese American Elders
Abstract:
Health Beliefs, Health Practice, and Health Status in Taiwanese American Elders
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Suen, Lee-jen, PhD, RN
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:CON, 2452 Elmdale Road, University Heights, OH, 44118, USA
Health Beliefs, Health Practice, and Health Status in Taiwanese American Elders Problem: Health problems and health needs vary across ethnic groups; however, little is known about how Taiwanese American older adults view health and about their health-related behaviors. Purpose: The proposed study examines the relationships among health beliefs, health practices, and physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health in Taiwanese American older adults in order to determine their health care needs. Theoretical Framework: Pander’s Health Promotion Model is used as the theoretical framework for the study. Subjects: The target population includes people age 55 and older of Taiwanese origin who live in Ohio. This study will include 150 Taiwanese Americans. The sampling frame will be constructed from directories of Taiwanese organizations, including churches. Method: A cross-sectional design is proposed. The data will be gathered through telephone interviews. Instruments: The following instruments will be used in the proposed study: Health Beliefs Scale, Facts on Aging, Health Promoting Behavior Questionnaire, self-reported chronic conditions and medication use, self-assessed health, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Social Support Appraisals Scale (SSAS), Crumbaugh’s Purpose in Life Test (PIL), and Quality of Life Index (QLI). All the instruments will be translated into Taiwanese by professional translators to ensure conceptual and metric equivalence. In addition, participants will be asked: What are your beliefs about health, illness, folk medicine, aging, and the meaning of one’s life and death? Have your beliefs changed in the past 5 years? What barriers prevent you from practicing your health beliefs? How can you control your health? Anticipated method of analysis: Preliminary data analysis will involve the examination of underlying assumptions for using parametric statistics. Simple and multiple regression analyses will be performed to answer research questions. Statistical parameters in the sample will be used to construct a structural equation model in a future study. Open-ended questions will be analyzed for content and themes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Beliefs, Health Practice, and Health Status in Taiwanese American Eldersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161366-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Beliefs, Health Practice, and Health Status in Taiwanese American Elders </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Suen, Lee-jen, PhD, RN </td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 2452 Elmdale Road, University Heights, OH, 44118, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Health Beliefs, Health Practice, and Health Status in Taiwanese American Elders Problem: Health problems and health needs vary across ethnic groups; however, little is known about how Taiwanese American older adults view health and about their health-related behaviors. Purpose: The proposed study examines the relationships among health beliefs, health practices, and physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health in Taiwanese American older adults in order to determine their health care needs. Theoretical Framework: Pander&rsquo;s Health Promotion Model is used as the theoretical framework for the study. Subjects: The target population includes people age 55 and older of Taiwanese origin who live in Ohio. This study will include 150 Taiwanese Americans. The sampling frame will be constructed from directories of Taiwanese organizations, including churches. Method: A cross-sectional design is proposed. The data will be gathered through telephone interviews. Instruments: The following instruments will be used in the proposed study: Health Beliefs Scale, Facts on Aging, Health Promoting Behavior Questionnaire, self-reported chronic conditions and medication use, self-assessed health, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Social Support Appraisals Scale (SSAS), Crumbaugh&rsquo;s Purpose in Life Test (PIL), and Quality of Life Index (QLI). All the instruments will be translated into Taiwanese by professional translators to ensure conceptual and metric equivalence. In addition, participants will be asked: What are your beliefs about health, illness, folk medicine, aging, and the meaning of one&rsquo;s life and death? Have your beliefs changed in the past 5 years? What barriers prevent you from practicing your health beliefs? How can you control your health? Anticipated method of analysis: Preliminary data analysis will involve the examination of underlying assumptions for using parametric statistics. Simple and multiple regression analyses will be performed to answer research questions. Statistical parameters in the sample will be used to construct a structural equation model in a future study. Open-ended questions will be analyzed for content and themes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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