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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161587
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Practices in the Oldest-Old Women
Abstract:
Health Practices in the Oldest-Old Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Heidrich, Susan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin
Title:Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Clinical Sciences Center H6/150, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA
Contact Telephone:608.263.5191
The purposes of this study were to describe the health practices of women in advanced old age and to examine predictors and correlates of older women's health practices. This descriptive study was conducted because there are few longitudinal studies examining whether women in advanced old age engage in recommended health practices. Participants were community-dwelling women (N=61, mean age=81) who participated in a 10-year longitudinal study of coping with aging and chronic illness. Multiple measures of physical and mental health were collected at four times of measurement. At Time 4, health practices, including both health promotion and health screening behaviors, were assessed. These women rated their health as "good", although they reported an average of 4 chronic conditions and 8 bothersome symptoms. Women reported an average of 12 positive health practices (out of 16 possible), but individual health practices varied widely in their use. Over thirty percent were not on a low-fat diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, using sun block, or receiving pneumonia vaccinations. Fifty percent were overweight. At time 4, functional health, symptoms, subjective health, positive relations with others, and personal growth (a measure of psychological well-being) were positively related to health practices, while depression was negatively related. Hierarchical multiple regression results indicated that a sense of personal growth (a measure of psychological well-being) at Time 1 and current functional health were significant predictors of health practices. The results suggest a need for nursing interventions aimed at promoting specific health practices in very old women.
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 Practices in the Oldest-Old Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161587-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Practices in the Oldest-Old Women</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">Heidrich, Susan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Clinical Sciences Center H6/150, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">608.263.5191</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">smheidrich@wisc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purposes of this study were to describe the health practices of women in advanced old age and to examine predictors and correlates of older women's health practices. This descriptive study was conducted because there are few longitudinal studies examining whether women in advanced old age engage in recommended health practices. Participants were community-dwelling women (N=61, mean age=81) who participated in a 10-year longitudinal study of coping with aging and chronic illness. Multiple measures of physical and mental health were collected at four times of measurement. At Time 4, health practices, including both health promotion and health screening behaviors, were assessed. These women rated their health as &quot;good&quot;, although they reported an average of 4 chronic conditions and 8 bothersome symptoms. Women reported an average of 12 positive health practices (out of 16 possible), but individual health practices varied widely in their use. Over thirty percent were not on a low-fat diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, using sun block, or receiving pneumonia vaccinations. Fifty percent were overweight. At time 4, functional health, symptoms, subjective health, positive relations with others, and personal growth (a measure of psychological well-being) were positively related to health practices, while depression was negatively related. Hierarchical multiple regression results indicated that a sense of personal growth (a measure of psychological well-being) at Time 1 and current functional health were significant predictors of health practices. The results suggest a need for nursing interventions aimed at promoting specific health practices in very old women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:23:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:23:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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