Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2017 Sep;23(3):181-190. 10.4069/kjwhn.2017.23.3.181.

Impacts of Health Perception, Aging Anxiety and Perception of Successful Aging on Health Promotion Behavior of Late Middle-Aged Women

Affiliations
  • 1Hwamyong Ilsin Christian Medical Center, Busan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Inje University, Busan, Korea. nursmh@inje.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of the study was to identify factors influencing health promotion behavior of late-middle aged women.
METHODS
The subjects were 128 women who were attending a cultural center located in B metropolitan city. Data were collected from July 1 to July 31, 2016. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé test, Pearson correlation coefficient, Stepwise multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 23.0 program.
RESULTS
Health promotion behavior of later middle-aged women was different by general characteristics such as religion, exercise, economic satisfaction, life satisfaction, and leisure time activities. Health promotion behavior had a positive relationship with health perception and perception of successful aging, and a negative relationship with aging anxiety. Health perception, perception of successful aging, exercise, leisure time activities (exercise and social activity) were verified significant factors influencing health promotion behavior accounted for 38%.
CONCLUSION
The results indicate that health perception and perception of successful aging influence health promotion behavior of late-middle age women. It would provide the basic data for the development of program aimed at improving health promotion behavior of late-middle age women.

Keyword

Women; Perception; Anxiety; Aging; Health promotion
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