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Journal:   IRAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (IJN)   FALL 2006 , Volume 19 , Number 47; Page(s) 35 To 48.
 
Paper: 

HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS AND ITS RELATED FACTORS IN ELDERLY

 
 
Author(s):  HABIBI SOULA A.*, NIKPOUR S., SEYED ALSHOHADAEI M., HAGHANI H.
 
* SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY, ARDABIL UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ARDABIL, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aim: Long life expectancy and living healthy in the stage of elderly. is a human right, thus health promoting behaviors for prevention of complications are important. The purpose of this study was to determine health promoting behaviors and its related factors in elderly people.
Material & Method: This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study. Through multi-stage sampling method, 410 participants who were 60 years old and more, selected to contribute in the study. A questionnaire was used to collect data by interview.
Result: The results showed that 'smoking cessation' behavior had significant relationships (P<0.05) with gender and current health status. Also smoking abstinence' behavior had statistical significant correlation with gender, education and current health status. Moreover, 'exercise (walking) behavior had significant correlation with gender, family structure and current health status; 'low-salt diet' and 'low fat diet' had significant correlation with gender, education and current health status. In addition 'milk consumption, had significant relationship with age, family structure, current health status; 'health check up', 'Blood Pressure check up' and economic status (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the study findings, it is concluded that different factors could correlate with health promoting behaviors in elderly people. Therefore, planning for health promotion based on the correlated factors, social contribution, improving medical and health services and counseling services in elderly population is important to be considered.

 
Keyword(s): ELDERLY, HEALTH PROMOTION BEHAVIORS, RELATED FACTORS
 
 
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APA: Copy

HABIBI SOULA, A., & NIKPOUR, S., & SEYED ALSHOHADAEI, M., & HAGHANI, H. (2006). HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS AND ITS RELATED FACTORS IN ELDERLY. IRAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (IJN), 19(47), 35-48. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=102142



Vancouver: Copy

HABIBI SOULA A., NIKPOUR S., SEYED ALSHOHADAEI M., HAGHANI H.. HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS AND ITS RELATED FACTORS IN ELDERLY. IRAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (IJN). 2006 [cited 2021May16];19(47):35-48. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=102142



IEEE: Copy

HABIBI SOULA, A., NIKPOUR, S., SEYED ALSHOHADAEI, M., HAGHANI, H., 2006. HEALTH PROMOTING BEHAVIORS AND ITS RELATED FACTORS IN ELDERLY. IRAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (IJN), [online] 19(47), pp.35-48. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=102142.



 
 
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