J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2011 Sep;22(3):325-332. 10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.3.325.

Validation of a Path Model on Elderly Women's Yangsaeng (Yangsaeng; traditional oriental health promotion)

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Taegu Science University, Korea. sengbira@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study examined the fitness of a path model on the relationship among perceived health status, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and Yangsaeng for elderly women.
METHODS
The subjects consisted of 633 aged women. Data were collected through self-report questionnaires. The data were analyzed with the SPSS and AMOS programs.
RESULTS
Perceived health status, self-esteem, and self-efficacy showed a direct effect on elderly women's Yangsaeng while perceived health status and self-esteem showed an indirect effect on their Yangsaeng. Perceived health status and self-esteem showed a direct effect on elderly women's self-efficacy. The hypothetical path model of elderly women's Yangsaeng was proven correct.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that elderly women's Yangsaeng can be enhanced by increasing their perceived health status, self-esteem and self-efficacy. Based on the outcomes of this study, it is necessary to design an intervention program that emphasizes the enhancement of perceived health status, self-esteem and self-efficacy in order to improve elderly women's Yangsaeng.

Keyword

Elderly; Health promotion
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