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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304051
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Elders Description of Facilitators and Barriers to Healthy Aging
Author(s):
Hagerty, Debra Lynn; Taggart, Helen; Gilbert, Catherine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
RHO PSI
Author Details:
Debra Lynn Hagerty, DNP, RN, BS, NHA, BSW, CDONA, FACDONA, debra.hagerty@armstrong.edu; Helen Taggart, DSN, MSN, BSN, Diploma; Catherine Gilbert, EdD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to expand on previous research and 'explore facilitators and barriers to healthy aging.'Persons 65 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the population. By the year 2020, it is estimated that the number of U.S. adults over the age of 65 years will be greater than 54 million (U.S. Censes Bureau, 2008). This trend is similar in many other developed countries. As the proportion of elderly increases, it is most important to foster aging that enhances quality of life and health.

Methods: This mixed method study involved 20 subjects who participated'in face-to-face qualitative interviews and completed the Health Enhancement Lifestyle Profile (HELP) (Hwang, 2009) questionnaire.

Results: Participants (n = 20) ranged in age from 73 to 96 (7 male, 13 female and 9 Caucasian and 11 African American).' The number of chronic illnesses ranged from 0 to 9. Self-rating of health reports included 5 excellent, 13 very good and 2 fair.' Quantitative analysis of the HELP revealed that this group of older adults scored lower than the standard for average overall health.' Group scored for the sub-scales were lower than average for exercise, diet, psychosocial, but higher than average for leisure and activities of daily living, and average for other health promotion activities.'

Conclusion: The findings provide evidence on facilitators and barriers to healthy aging. This evidence will support regional efforts (Area Agency on Aging) to inform program and policy development.

Keywords:
Healthy Aging; Facilitators; Barriers
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleElders Description of Facilitators and Barriers to Healthy Agingen
dc.contributor.authorHagerty, Debra Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorTaggart, Helenen
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Catherineen
dc.contributor.departmentRHO PSIen
dc.author.detailsDebra Lynn Hagerty, DNP, RN, BS, NHA, BSW, CDONA, FACDONA, debra.hagerty@armstrong.edu; Helen Taggart, DSN, MSN, BSN, Diploma; Catherine Gilbert, EdD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304051-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this study is to expand on previous research and 'explore facilitators and barriers to healthy aging.'Persons 65 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the population. By the year 2020, it is estimated that the number of U.S. adults over the age of 65 years will be greater than 54 million (U.S. Censes Bureau, 2008). This trend is similar in many other developed countries. As the proportion of elderly increases, it is most important to foster aging that enhances quality of life and health. <p><b>Methods: </b> This mixed method study involved 20 subjects who participated'in face-to-face qualitative interviews and completed the Health Enhancement Lifestyle Profile (HELP) (Hwang, 2009) questionnaire. <p><b>Results: </b>Participants (n = 20) ranged in age from 73 to 96 (7 male, 13 female and 9 Caucasian and 11 African American).' The number of chronic illnesses ranged from 0 to 9. Self-rating of health reports included 5 excellent, 13 very good and 2 fair.' Quantitative analysis of the HELP revealed that this group of older adults scored lower than the standard for average overall health.' Group scored for the sub-scales were lower than average for exercise, diet, psychosocial, but higher than average for leisure and activities of daily living, and average for other health promotion activities.' <p><b>Conclusion: </b> The findings provide evidence on facilitators and barriers to healthy aging. This evidence will support regional efforts (Area Agency on Aging) to inform program and policy development.en
dc.subjectHealthy Agingen
dc.subjectFacilitatorsen
dc.subjectBarriersen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:16Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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