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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2007;14(4): 493
노인의 건강증진행위 정도와 영향요인
호서대학교 간호학과
A Study on Health Promotion Behavior in Elderly People
Mi-Ryeong Song
Department of Nursing, Hoseo University
Purpose: This study focused on identifying health promotion behavior of older adults, and factors affecting this behavior.
Method: The participants in this survey analysis were Koreans aged 65 or over who had the ability to communicate and could do cognitive thinking, and who consented to participate in the survey. The survey questionnaire included items on demographic characteristics, level of depression, social support, activities of daily living, self-efficacy, and health promotion behavior. Data were analyzed using the SPSS Windows 14.0 program.
Results: There were significant differences in health promotion behavior according to religion, economy and health status. Levels of depression, social support and self-efficacy had strong correlations with health promotion behavior. The factors that had the greatest effect on health promotion behavior were social support and self-efficacy.
Conclusion: As social support and self-efficacy have been found to affect health promotion behavior in older adults, programs developed to enhance health of older adults should include activities to enhance both social support and self-efficacy.
Key words: Health promotion | Elderly
주요어: 건강증진 | 노인