Relationships among Life-Style, Health Behaviors, and Health Status for Underserved and Uninsured Adult Clients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161550
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Presentation
Title:
Relationships among Life-Style, Health Behaviors, and Health Status for Underserved and Uninsured Adult Clients
Abstract:
Relationships among Life-Style, Health Behaviors, and Health Status for Underserved and Uninsured Adult Clients
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Kessler, Theresa
P.I. Institution Name:Valparaiso University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA
Contact Telephone:219.464.5298
Communities often have individuals with limited access to health care due to lack of health insurance and low income. Adults who are underserved and uninsured often exhibit life-styles that lack wellness behaviors. Health behaviors are part of person's life-style or way of life and include actions and/or inactions that affect health status. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among life-style, health behaviors, and health status for underserved and uninsured adults at a nurse managed center. Bruhn's (1988) framework of life-style and health behavior was used to guide this study. Multiple factors influence the development of life-style and health behaviors that ultimately impact health status. A convenience sample of 75 men and women aged 19 to 64 were recruited. Data were collected using an investigator developed questionnaire to measure factors influencing life-style and health behaviors. In addition, the SF-12 Health Survey was used to measure health status. Pearson correlations revealed significant negative relationships among weight, medications, medical conditions, and overall health status (p<.001). Weight was negatively correlated with medical conditions (p<.001). There were significant differences in overall health status for gender, smoking habits, screening behaviors, and use of "street" drugs (p<.01). The findings provided support for the links among life-style, health behaviors, and health status. Nurses can use the results as a basis for future assessments and interventions with underserved and uninsured adults.
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.titleRelationships among Life-Style, Health Behaviors, and Health Status for Underserved and Uninsured Adult Clientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161550-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationships among Life-Style, Health Behaviors, and Health Status for Underserved and Uninsured Adult Clients</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kessler, Theresa</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Valparaiso University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, Valparaiso, IN, 46383-6493, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219.464.5298</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Terry.Kessler@valpo.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Communities often have individuals with limited access to health care due to lack of health insurance and low income. Adults who are underserved and uninsured often exhibit life-styles that lack wellness behaviors. Health behaviors are part of person's life-style or way of life and include actions and/or inactions that affect health status. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among life-style, health behaviors, and health status for underserved and uninsured adults at a nurse managed center. Bruhn's (1988) framework of life-style and health behavior was used to guide this study. Multiple factors influence the development of life-style and health behaviors that ultimately impact health status. A convenience sample of 75 men and women aged 19 to 64 were recruited. Data were collected using an investigator developed questionnaire to measure factors influencing life-style and health behaviors. In addition, the SF-12 Health Survey was used to measure health status. Pearson correlations revealed significant negative relationships among weight, medications, medical conditions, and overall health status (p&lt;.001). Weight was negatively correlated with medical conditions (p&lt;.001). There were significant differences in overall health status for gender, smoking habits, screening behaviors, and use of &quot;street&quot; drugs (p&lt;.01). The findings provided support for the links among life-style, health behaviors, and health status. Nurses can use the results as a basis for future assessments and interventions with underserved and uninsured adults.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:23:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:23:12Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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