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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2013;15(3):277-285.
노인의 건강지각과 건강관심도 및 건강증진행위
Health Perception, Health Concern, and Health Promotion Behavior of the Elders
Ha, Ju Young · Choi, Eun Young
This study was conducted to identify the determinants influencing health promotion behavior of elders.
Participants were 113 elders who resided in 5 administrative regions of B city. Data were collected from December 1, 2012 to January 14, 2013 using a questionnaire consisting of questions about health perception, health concern, and health promotion behavior. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe? test, Pearson correlation, and stepwise multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 18.0.
There were statistically significant differences in health perception by gender, age, education, marital status, and living status. There were statistically significant differences in health concern by gender, and education. Health perception and health promotion behavior (r=0.33, p<.001), and health concern and health promotion behavior (r=0.68, p<.001) were positively correlated. Factors influencing health promotion behavior explained 40.9% of the variance in health perception and health concern.
The results of this study indicate that those with better health status and higher health concern, practise health behavior well. Health promotion programs should be carried on continuously to improve the health behavior of elders who attend.
Key words: Aged, Perception, Health promotion, Behavior
Key words: 노인, 지각, 건강증진, 행위
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