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Journal of Korean Gerontological Nursing 2013;15(3):286-297.
한국 남성노인의 건강행위인식
공은희·정영순
Older Korean Men's Perception of Health Behaviors
Kong, Eun-Hi · Jeong, Young Soon (Jeong Guan)
Abstract
Purpose
The purpose of this study was to describe the perception of older Korean men regarding health behaviors.
Methods
A qualitative descriptive method was used. A convenience sampling method was used to recruit the participants. Sixteen Korean men aged 65 years or older participated in the first interview and 12 men from the same informants participated in the second interview. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and field notes. Qualitative content analysis method was used to analyze the data.
Results
Six themes regarding health behaviors were identified: doing regular activity, proper control, mastering mind, adapting to change, being with people, and doing cognitive activity.
Conclusion
This study is the first qualitative study that explored the perception of health behaviors among older Korean men. The findings provide valuable informations on what older Korean men think about health behaviors and insights for future research, nursing education, and clinical practice.
Key words: Aged, Health behaviors, Qualitative research, Nursing
Key words: 노인, 건강행위, 질적 연구, 간호
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