Rashidi, S and Bahrami, M (2015) FACTORS RELATED TO THE HEALTH PROMOTING LIFE STYLE AMONG GERIATRIC PATIENTS. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 13 (2). pp. 90-98.


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Having a healthy aging is one of the main individuals' rights. Activities leading to a better health status and having a healthy life style are the main strategies in order to maintain and improve individual's lives. The aim of this study was therefore to identify the health promoting life style, and its affecting factors between geriatric patients hospitalized in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences affiliated hospitals. Materials & Methods: This was a descriptive correlational study which was conducted in four major hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in 2012. 300 geriatric patients were randomly selected and invited to complete the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile – II (HPLP-II) that measures the health promoting life style. Results: In several domains including Responsibility regarding the health domain (39.75 ±21.04), Physical activity (14.79±17.01), Nutrition (49.93±16.97), and Stress management (40.26±18.44), the mean scores were below the acceptable level (50). However, in the domains such as Spirituality growth (54.59±24.74), and Interpersonal relationship (56.2±19.7) the mean score was above the acceptable level. In general, patients did not have a promoting healthy life style (42.8±13.2). Significant correlations were found between promoting life style behaviors and marital status, educational level and occupation. Conclusion: The study findings indicated that geriatric patients may not have a promoting healthy life style. In order to facilitate the geriatric health thereby decreasing chronic illnesses, frequent hospitalization and related morbidities, it is suggested to implement the health education programs in a wide range

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geriatrics, Health promotion, Life style, Nursing
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email gholipour.s@umsu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 06:36
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 06:36
URI: http://eprints.umsu.ac.ir/id/eprint/3932

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