Intraindividual Change and Interindividual Differences in Factors of Health-Seeking Behavior inOlder Women

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166165
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Intraindividual Change and Interindividual Differences in Factors of Health-Seeking Behavior inOlder Women
Author(s):
Quinn, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Quinn, PhD, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, Georgia, USA, email: mquinn@uga.cc.uga.edu
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure of health-seeking behavior, which was assessed over 100 occasions. A secondary purpose was to determine differences in the stability and liability of health-seeking behavior factors. This was accomplished with a daily self-report of nutritional, exercise, and adherence behaviors. The following research questions were addressed: a) Were the health-seeking behavior factor structures obtained by testing individuals in their 60s and individuals in there 80s over 100 occasions different? b) Did the factors scores that comprised health-seeking behavior change over time for individuals in their 60s and 80s? c) Were there interindividual differences between individuals in their 60s and 80s in change over time of health-seeking behavior factors? A replicated, single-subject design was used. The sample consisted of four women in their 60s and four women in their 80s. By using P-technique factor analysis, where the sample size is determined by number of measurement occasions rather than participants, individual factors of health-seeking behavior were examined for variability over time. Both activity and dietary items comprised the health-seeking behavior factors of participants who were in their 60s, whereas for participants in their 80s factors were comprised of only activity factors tend to be more trait-like rather than state-like in these older women. The structural differences obtained in the P-technique factor analysis suggests that older women may perceive and practice health-seeking behavior differently based on their age.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntraindividual Change and Interindividual Differences in Factors of Health-Seeking Behavior inOlder Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Quinn, PhD, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, Georgia, USA, email: mquinn@uga.cc.uga.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166165-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure of health-seeking behavior, which was assessed over 100 occasions. A secondary purpose was to determine differences in the stability and liability of health-seeking behavior factors. This was accomplished with a daily self-report of nutritional, exercise, and adherence behaviors. The following research questions were addressed: a) Were the health-seeking behavior factor structures obtained by testing individuals in their 60s and individuals in there 80s over 100 occasions different? b) Did the factors scores that comprised health-seeking behavior change over time for individuals in their 60s and 80s? c) Were there interindividual differences between individuals in their 60s and 80s in change over time of health-seeking behavior factors? A replicated, single-subject design was used. The sample consisted of four women in their 60s and four women in their 80s. By using P-technique factor analysis, where the sample size is determined by number of measurement occasions rather than participants, individual factors of health-seeking behavior were examined for variability over time. Both activity and dietary items comprised the health-seeking behavior factors of participants who were in their 60s, whereas for participants in their 80s factors were comprised of only activity factors tend to be more trait-like rather than state-like in these older women. The structural differences obtained in the P-technique factor analysis suggests that older women may perceive and practice health-seeking behavior differently based on their age.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:41:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:41:33Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
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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