J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  1999 Aug;6(2):310-319.

A Study on Health-Promoting Behavior of Mid-Life Women

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  • 1College of Nursing, Keymyung University.
  • 2Taegu Polytechnic College.

Abstract

This study was undertaken to identify the health-promoting behavior and to explore the relationship between health-promoting behavior, self-efficacy, self-esteem and climacteric symptoms among the middle-aged women. The subjects for this study were 101 women and data were obtained using a self-reported questionnaires. The Questionnaire was composed of a health promotion life styles profile, self-efficacy scale, self-esteem scale, and, climacteric symptoms check-list. Data was analyzed by the SAS program using ANOVA, Pearson correlation and stepwise multiple regression. The results are summarized as follows : 1. The scores on the health-promoting behavior scale ranged from 46 to 114 with a mean score of 77.95(SD=12.99). 2. The scores on the health-promoting behavior of housewives were significantly higher than working women. 3. Stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that : 1) self-esteem was the main predictor and accounted for 21.75% of the total variance in health-promoting behavior. 2) Self-esteem, climacteric symptoms and health-promoting were contributors to quality of life. 4. In the relationship between variables, self-esteem was positively correlated with health-promoting behavior and negatively with climacteric symptoms. In conclusion, self-esteem, age and occupation were important variables in health-promoting behavior. The results of this study can be used for the management of health in middle aged women to increase their quality of life of them.

Keyword

Health-promoting behavior; Self-esteem; Self-efficacy; Climacteric symptoms
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