Master of Science (MS)
First Committee Member
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The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to investigate health-promoting lifestyle practices and correlate these to self identified factors that may limit health promotion activity of frontier rural elders living in Nevada. Pender's Health Promotion Model provided the theoretical framework for this study. The sample included 114 participants that were aged 65 and older from locations in Nevada counties that qualify as frontier (population less than 6/square mile). Participants completed a two part self-administered questionnaire, the Health-Promotion Lifestyle Profile II (HPLP II) and the revised Elderly Health Care Needs Questionnaire (EHCNQ). Findings support the research hypothesis that cognitive-perceptual and modifying factors, as perceived by frontier Nevada elders, predict their engagement in health promotion activity. Results of this study indicate support is needed that will help these elders reach the Healthy People 2010 goals of prolonging healthy life and eliminating disparity of services to all populations.
Assessment; Behaviors; Elders; Frontier; Health; Nevada; Predictors
Nursing; Public health; Gerontology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Bradshaw, Pauline, "Assessment of predictors of health behaviors of elders in frontier Nevada" (2000). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1237.