The relationships among health motivation, health promoting behaviors, health promotion program participation, and health screening adherence in community dwelling older adult men

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163660
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The relationships among health motivation, health promoting behaviors, health promotion program participation, and health screening adherence in community dwelling older adult men
Author(s):
Loeb, Susan
Author Details:
Susan Loeb, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, DeBois, Pennsylvania, USA, email: svl100@psu.edu
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe and measure the extent to which health motivation, health promotion program participation, health screening adherence, and health promoting behaviors are related in community dwelling older adult men. Specific Aims: The specific aims of this study are to determine the relationships among health motivation and health promoting behaviors, health promotion program participation, and health screening adherence in community dwelling elderly men. Further, barriers that inhibit older men from adopting positive health practices and perceived benefits that promote engaging in healthy behaviors will be identified. In addition, model testing will be done on the Health-Promoting Self-Care System Model. Framework: The Health-Promoting Self-Care System Model (Simmons, 1990) will be used to guide this study. This model was chosen since it links nursing with both the attitudinal and behavioral patterns of individuals' health. Methods: A descriptive correlational survey research design will be employed for this study. A non-probability convenience sample of approximately 180 community dwelling elderly men (age 65 and older) will be used. Instruments to be administered are the Health Self-Determinism Index (Cox, 1985), The Health-Promotion Activities of Older Adults Measure (Padula, 1997), a researcher developed Health Related Information Questionnaire, and a Demographic Questionnaire. Potential participants will be accessed through senior membership programs, senior citizen centers, and senior meal sites in Pennsylvania. The researcher will adhere to the guidelines of the Office for Regulatory Compliance at the affiliated university, as well as with any specific agency policies. Informed consent will be obtained from all participants and confidentiality will be maintained. Data will be coded and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Techniques will include, but are not limited to descriptive statistics, Pearson's Product Moment Correlations, and Multiple Regression Analyses. In addition psychometric evaluation of the Health-Promotion Activities of Older Adults Measure, the Health Self-Determinism Index, and the scaled portions of the Health Related Information Questionnaire will be performed. The Health-Promoting Self-Care Systems Model will be tested through structural equation modeling using LISREL. Results & Conclusions: Pending, since this is an ongoing study. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development in Nursing: The findings of this study will offer information leading to the development of interventions to enhance the health-promoting behaviors of elderly men. Knowledge gained about barriers to health-promoting behaviors could lead to interventions aimed at overcoming/avoiding those barriers thus promoting participation in positive lifestyle practices, health promotion and health screening programs. Information gained about older men's perceptions of benefits of health promoting behaviors also can prove helpful to nurses who perform health teaching with older men. Knowledge gained about the health motivation of older adult men may be utilized by nurses to promote opportunities for elderly men to take greater responsibility for their own health, and thus lead to improved health status. Results of psychometric evaluations of the instruments, will inform gerontological researchers when they are choosing instruments to study such topics as health motivation and healthy lifestyle practices. Results of this descriptive correlational survey also may facilitate the development of hypotheses for future intervention studies.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe relationships among health motivation, health promoting behaviors, health promotion program participation, and health screening adherence in community dwelling older adult menen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLoeb, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Loeb, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, DeBois, Pennsylvania, USA, email: svl100@psu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163660-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study is to describe and measure the extent to which health motivation, health promotion program participation, health screening adherence, and health promoting behaviors are related in community dwelling older adult men. Specific Aims: The specific aims of this study are to determine the relationships among health motivation and health promoting behaviors, health promotion program participation, and health screening adherence in community dwelling elderly men. Further, barriers that inhibit older men from adopting positive health practices and perceived benefits that promote engaging in healthy behaviors will be identified. In addition, model testing will be done on the Health-Promoting Self-Care System Model. Framework: The Health-Promoting Self-Care System Model (Simmons, 1990) will be used to guide this study. This model was chosen since it links nursing with both the attitudinal and behavioral patterns of individuals' health. Methods: A descriptive correlational survey research design will be employed for this study. A non-probability convenience sample of approximately 180 community dwelling elderly men (age 65 and older) will be used. Instruments to be administered are the Health Self-Determinism Index (Cox, 1985), The Health-Promotion Activities of Older Adults Measure (Padula, 1997), a researcher developed Health Related Information Questionnaire, and a Demographic Questionnaire. Potential participants will be accessed through senior membership programs, senior citizen centers, and senior meal sites in Pennsylvania. The researcher will adhere to the guidelines of the Office for Regulatory Compliance at the affiliated university, as well as with any specific agency policies. Informed consent will be obtained from all participants and confidentiality will be maintained. Data will be coded and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Techniques will include, but are not limited to descriptive statistics, Pearson's Product Moment Correlations, and Multiple Regression Analyses. In addition psychometric evaluation of the Health-Promotion Activities of Older Adults Measure, the Health Self-Determinism Index, and the scaled portions of the Health Related Information Questionnaire will be performed. The Health-Promoting Self-Care Systems Model will be tested through structural equation modeling using LISREL. Results & Conclusions: Pending, since this is an ongoing study. Implications for Nursing Practice and Knowledge Development in Nursing: The findings of this study will offer information leading to the development of interventions to enhance the health-promoting behaviors of elderly men. Knowledge gained about barriers to health-promoting behaviors could lead to interventions aimed at overcoming/avoiding those barriers thus promoting participation in positive lifestyle practices, health promotion and health screening programs. Information gained about older men's perceptions of benefits of health promoting behaviors also can prove helpful to nurses who perform health teaching with older men. Knowledge gained about the health motivation of older adult men may be utilized by nurses to promote opportunities for elderly men to take greater responsibility for their own health, and thus lead to improved health status. Results of psychometric evaluations of the instruments, will inform gerontological researchers when they are choosing instruments to study such topics as health motivation and healthy lifestyle practices. Results of this descriptive correlational survey also may facilitate the development of hypotheses for future intervention studies.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:11:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:11:31Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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