J Korean Acad Womens Health Nurs.  1995 Sep;1(2):222-233.

Concept Analysis on Woman Health

  • 1College of Nursing, Ehwa Woman's University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Jisan Junior Collge Nursing, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Hallym University, Korea.


In order to help the theory development for "women health", and to apply to the women client care, the concept analysis of "women health" was done. According to the concept analysis method by Walker & Avant, the characters of concept "women health" were analyzed from literature. The results were as followings : first, it emphasizes reproductive focused health care(childbirth-oriented) and normal development process regarded as abnormal. Second, it is affected by cultual environment. Third, it is related with sex. Forth, it considers the human, feminine and maternal aspects. Fifth, it need woman-centered nursing approach to promote woman's quality of life. Sixth, it stresses not only wholistic human health promotion but also the harmony between human and environment. Seventh, it is needed to be considered woman's various experiences as important and it approaches phenomenogically and interdisciplinary. Eighth, it needed to understands person-situation interactional aspect. Ninth, it can promote the adaptation power to surrounding environment. Above results can elucidate the concept of "women health", and will be a basis of theory development of "women health" In practical nursing, these results will be a basis for the promotion of women health and for the increase of life quality.

MeSH Terms

Health Promotion
Nursing, Practical
Quality of Life
Women's Health
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