J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2007 Mar;18(1):90-101.

A Diagnostic Study on the Development of a Health Promotion Program for Vinyl House Farmers

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  • 1College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Korea.
  • 2Daeam Primary Health Care Post, Korea. 2000lgs-1@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate influencing factors of health problems which the vinyl house farmers had experienced. METHOD: Based on PRECEDE model, this study was done with 110 respondents(50 to 69 years old), working in vinyl house and living in the remote area where the primary health post located.
RESULTS
Quality of life was low in economical status, emotional status, and physical function. Health problems were founded as pain and chronic fatigue that were caused by physical symptoms, weakened physical strength, and increased blood pressure and cholesterol. Behavioral and environmental factors were related with lack of exercise, irregular eating habit, curtailed sleep, overwork, wrong working postures, stress, and non-fulfillment of safety standard during spraying pesticide. Self efficacy was low in excercise practice, working way, and stress management.
CONCLUSION
The Health Promotion Program for vinyl house farmers should be developed to improve health promoting behavior and self efficacy, to reduce stress, and to strengthen physical function.

Keyword

Health Promotion; Diagnostic study
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