Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
First Committee Member
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This descriptive comparative study examined the usefulness of Pender's (1996) Health Promotion Model to explain the occurrence and differences of health-promoting behavior between nurses who smoke and nurses who do not. A convenience sample of 283 nurses completed two assessment instruments, the Health-Promoting Life-Style Profile (HPLP-II) and the Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practices Scale. Significant differences were found in the mean scores on subscales of the HPLP-II and the Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practices Scale between nurses who smoke and those who do not. A posteriori comparisons of three groups of nurses; current smoking nurses, former smoking nurses and never smoking nurses increased support for the importance of behavior-specific cognitions and affect in explaining the occurrence of health promoting behavior among nurses who smoke.
Health; Nurses; Patterns; Smoke
Nursing; Public health
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Yuhos, John Louis, "Health patterns of nurses who smoke" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3355.