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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165868
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Barriers To Health Promoting Lifestyle In Minority Women
Author(s):
Bomar, Perri
Author Details:
Perri Bomar, PhD, University of North Carolina at Wilmington School of Nursing, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, email: bomarp@uncw.edu
Abstract:
Few researchers have acknowledged the unique cultural and contextual variables inherent in initiating and maintaining health promoting behavior. One concept believed to influence efforts in health promotion is perceived barriers to health promoting lifestyles. While the role of perceived barriers in predicting health behavior change has been supported, empirical research with minority women has frequently left unmeasured specific cultural and contextual barriers related to health promotion. Only by considering both cultural and contextual factors within which health behavior change occurs can effective health promoting interventions which reflect the needs of minority women be designed. This paper will summarize research related to contextual barriers which influence the health promotion efforts of women across cultures. The role women play in caring for family members across generations will be presented as a significant contextual barrier to health promoting lifestyles. While researchers have investigated barriers as an attitudinal component of health behaviors, efforts have not included the subjective world of the individual, including aspects of family commitment and responsibilities. Directions for research which acknowledge the individual's perception of barriers to behavioral change will be discussed. Potential interventions designed to empower women to mobilize necessary resources and achieve their full health potential will be presented.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBarriers To Health Promoting Lifestyle In Minority Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBomar, Perrien_US
dc.author.detailsPerri Bomar, PhD, University of North Carolina at Wilmington School of Nursing, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, email: bomarp@uncw.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165868-
dc.description.abstractFew researchers have acknowledged the unique cultural and contextual variables inherent in initiating and maintaining health promoting behavior. One concept believed to influence efforts in health promotion is perceived barriers to health promoting lifestyles. While the role of perceived barriers in predicting health behavior change has been supported, empirical research with minority women has frequently left unmeasured specific cultural and contextual barriers related to health promotion. Only by considering both cultural and contextual factors within which health behavior change occurs can effective health promoting interventions which reflect the needs of minority women be designed. This paper will summarize research related to contextual barriers which influence the health promotion efforts of women across cultures. The role women play in caring for family members across generations will be presented as a significant contextual barrier to health promoting lifestyles. While researchers have investigated barriers as an attitudinal component of health behaviors, efforts have not included the subjective world of the individual, including aspects of family commitment and responsibilities. Directions for research which acknowledge the individual's perception of barriers to behavioral change will be discussed. Potential interventions designed to empower women to mobilize necessary resources and achieve their full health potential will be presented.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:35:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:35:24Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_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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