Health Promotion Practices and General Health Among Jordanian Adult: A Descriptive Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304511
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Promotion Practices and General Health Among Jordanian Adult: A Descriptive Study
Author(s):
Jadalla, Ahlam A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota eta
Author Details:
Ahlam A. Jadalla, PhD, MSN, BSN, AJ.Jadalla@csulb.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purposes: to explore demographic correlates of health promoting practices (HPP) and general health and explore whether HPP predict general health among Jordanian adults.

Methods:  a cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling. Health Promoting and Lifestyle Practices (HPLP-II) and RAND-36 Health Survey v.1 were used to collect data on 150 Jordanians. Data was also collected on demographics and chronic disease rates.

Results: A typical participant was a college-educated female, married with an average annual income of USD 10,000 (SD=15,000).  Rates of hypertension and diabetes were 10% and 7% respectively. Chi square goodness of fit test showed that these rates were lower than those prevalent among the Jordanian general population (X2= 172, df =1, p = .000; and X2= 185, df=1, p = .000 respectively). The mean overall HPLP-II score was 2.6 (SD=.46), the means of HPLP-II subscales ranged between 2.1-2.9 and their Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficients ranged between .72 and .93. The subscale means for RAND-36 ranged between 55.7-73.5 with the lowest subscale mean score observed for perceived energy (M=55.7, SD=41). Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficients for the RAND-36 subscales ranged between .62-.91.

Analyses showed that females scored significantly higher than males on Nutrition and Health Responsibility subscales of HPLP-II; and age was significantly and inversely correlated with overall HPLP-II scale. Analyses on RAND-36 subscales showed that older age was significantly associated with better Emotional well-being, lower Physical Function, and higher perceived Physical Role Limitations. Higher income was significantly correlated with better Emotional Well-being and Social Functioning scores. A multiple regression model with age, income, education, and overall HPLP-II explained 19% of the variance in General Health (R2=.19, F (4, 93) =5.44, p=.001), the overall HPLP-II score was the strongest predictor of General Health (beta = 16, p <.01).

Conclusion: The overall score of HPLP-II was the single most important predictor of general health among adult Jordanians.

Keywords:
Jordanian; Health Promotion HPLP-II; General Health RAND-36
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
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.
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Promotion Practices and General Health Among Jordanian Adult: A Descriptive Studyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJadalla, Ahlam A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota etaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAhlam A. Jadalla, PhD, MSN, BSN, AJ.Jadalla@csulb.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304511-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b>Purposes: </b> to explore demographic correlates of health promoting practices (HPP) and general health and explore whether HPP predict general health among Jordanian adults. <p><b>Methods: </b>  a cross-sectional survey with convenience sampling. Health Promoting and Lifestyle Practices (HPLP-II) and RAND-36 Health Survey v.1 were used to collect data on 150 Jordanians. Data was also collected on demographics and chronic disease rates. <p><b>Results: </b> A typical participant was a college-educated female, married with an average annual income of USD 10,000 (SD=15,000).  Rates of hypertension and diabetes were 10% and 7% respectively. Chi square goodness of fit test showed that these rates were lower than those prevalent among the Jordanian general population (<em>X<sup>2</sup>=</em> 172, <i>df</i> =1, p = .000; and <em>X<sup>2</sup>=</em> 185, <i>df</i>=1, p = .000 respectively). The mean overall HPLP-II score was 2.6 (SD=.46), the means of HPLP-II subscales ranged between 2.1-2.9 and their Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficients ranged between .72 and .93. The subscale means for RAND-36 ranged between 55.7-73.5 with the lowest subscale mean score observed for perceived energy (M=55.7, SD=41). Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficients for the RAND-36 subscales ranged between .62-.91. <p>Analyses showed that females scored significantly higher than males on Nutrition and Health Responsibility subscales of HPLP-II; and age was significantly and inversely correlated with overall HPLP-II scale. Analyses on RAND-36 subscales showed that older age was significantly associated with better Emotional well-being, lower Physical Function, and higher perceived Physical Role Limitations. Higher income was significantly correlated with better Emotional Well-being and Social Functioning scores. A multiple regression model with age, income, education, and overall HPLP-II explained 19% of the variance in General Health (R<sup>2</sup>=.19, <i>F </i>(4, 93) =5.44, <i>p</i>=.001), the overall HPLP-II score was the strongest predictor of General Health (beta = 16, <i>p </i><.01). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> The overall score of HPLP-II was the single most important predictor of general health among adult Jordanians.en_GB
dc.subjectJordanianen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Promotion HPLP-IIen_GB
dc.subjectGeneral Health RAND-36en_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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