Thursday, July 22, 2004
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2004
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
This presentation is part of : Posters I
Health-Promoting Behaviors of Chinese Women
Rung-Chuang Feng, MSN1, Teresa J. C. Yin, RN, PhD2, and Shun-Fen Chen, MSN1. (1) Department of Nursing, Taipei Veterans General Hospital,Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, (2) Department of Nursing, Taipei Veteran General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan

Objectives: Objectives of the study were to a) probe and characterize health beliefs, utilization of health care resources, medical care seeking behaviors, and preventive health behaviors of Chinese women; b) identify the correlation between demographic backgrounds of Chinese women and their health beliefs plus health-promoting behaviors.

Design: The survey study was to explore the health-promoting behaviors of Chinese women through understanding of their health beliefs and health behaviors.

Sample: 304 Chinese women were selected by stratified convenience sampling from August 1999 to December 2000.

Variables studied: Variables of the study included demographic variables, health beliefs and health-promoting behaviors.

Methods: Questionnaires were sent with consent. Participation was voluntary. A total of 700 questionnaires were sent, 422 returned with a response rate of 60.28%.

Findings: Our findings included that a) Chinese women's health beliefs lean towards internal health locus of control; b) Chinese health promoting behaviors are specific; c) Chinese women's health beliefs and preventive health behaviors are correlated with age, educational level and marital status, and shown a 24.7% predicting power in internal locus of control and 28.7% in chance locus of control.

Conclusions and Implications: Findings in this study will help the promotion of health care services for Chinese women and provide some feedback to health authorities in the formulation of national health policies.

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