Barriers Hindering Nursing Students from Adopting Health-Promoting Lifestyles

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243359
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Barriers Hindering Nursing Students from Adopting Health-Promoting Lifestyles
Author(s):
Mak, Yim Wah; Tse, Tsoi Hung; Tse, Wai Chun; Kao, Harn Fen; Tam, Wing Yin
Author Details:
Mak, Yim Wah, RN, BSc, MSc, PhD, hsywmak@inet.polyu.edu.hk; Tse, Tsoi Hung, RN, BSc, MN; Tse, Wai Chun, RN, BSc, MN; Kao, Harn Fen, RN, BA, MN; Tam, Wing Yin, RN, BSc, MPhil, MN;
Abstract:
Purpose:

The present study aims to identify the patterns of the health-promoting lifestyles, quality of life and barriers from adopting the health-promoting lifestyles among nursing students in Hong Kong.

Methods: Although nursing students are expected to assume the position of health promoters after graduation, they may not be able to practice a healthy lifestyle due to a variety of barriers. Currently, there are no studies addressing these potential barriers and examining the impacts of health-promoting lifestyles on their health at a young age.

Pre-registration students who were enrolled in the full-time nursing programs between April and August 2010 were invited to complete a questionnaire that solicited information regarding their health-promoting lifestyle, quality of life and perceived barriers to adopting a health-promoting lifestyle.

Results: A total of 538 students returned completed questionnaires for analysis. Students in this study scored highest in interpersonal relations and lowest in physical activities among the health-promoting lifestyles subscales, and the vast majority of them did not actively engage in health-risk behaviors. Students also scored the lowest in the physical domain of their quality of life.  In addition, lack of encouragement and insufficient resources were identified as the most important barriers hindering them from adopting health-promoting lifestyles.

Conclusion: University nursing students are generally at the developmental stage between late adolescence and early adulthood. The findings of this study will also provide a guide to health promotion for adolescents and young adults.

Keywords:
nursing students; health-promoting lifestyles; quality of life
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleBarriers Hindering Nursing Students from Adopting Health-Promoting Lifestylesen
dc.contributor.authorMak, Yim Wahen
dc.contributor.authorTse, Tsoi Hungen
dc.contributor.authorTse, Wai Chunen
dc.contributor.authorKao, Harn Fenen
dc.contributor.authorTam, Wing Yinen
dc.author.detailsMak, Yim Wah, RN, BSc, MSc, PhD, hsywmak@inet.polyu.edu.hk; Tse, Tsoi Hung, RN, BSc, MN; Tse, Wai Chun, RN, BSc, MN; Kao, Harn Fen, RN, BA, MN; Tam, Wing Yin, RN, BSc, MPhil, MN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243359-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>The present study aims to identify the patterns of the health-promoting lifestyles, quality of life and barriers from adopting the health-promoting lifestyles among nursing students in Hong Kong. <p><b>Methods: </b>Although nursing students are expected to assume the position of health promoters after graduation, they may not be able to practice a healthy lifestyle due to a variety of barriers. Currently, there are no studies addressing these potential barriers and examining the impacts of health-promoting lifestyles on their health at a young age. <p>Pre-registration students who were enrolled in the full-time nursing programs between April and August 2010 were invited to complete a questionnaire that solicited information regarding their health-promoting lifestyle, quality of life and perceived barriers to adopting a health-promoting lifestyle. <p><b>Results: </b>A total of 538 students returned completed questionnaires for analysis. Students in this study scored highest in interpersonal relations and lowest in physical activities among the health-promoting lifestyles subscales, and the vast majority of them did not actively engage in health-risk behaviors. Students also scored the lowest in the physical domain of their quality of life.&nbsp; In addition, lack of encouragement and insufficient resources were identified as the most important barriers hindering them from adopting health-promoting lifestyles. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>University nursing students are generally at the developmental stage between late adolescence and early adulthood. The findings of this study will also provide a guide to health promotion for adolescents and young adults.en
dc.subjectnursing studentsen
dc.subjecthealth-promoting lifestylesen
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:06Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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