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The effects of age identity and attitude toward aging on the use of health promotion in late life

노인의 연령정체성과 노화에 대한 태도가 건강증진프로그램 참여에 미치는 영향

Han, Jina
한지나

  • Received : 2015.10.31
  • Accepted : 2015.12.21
  • Published : 2015.12.31

Abstract

Objectives: It has been found that health promotion interventions are effective to decrease morbidity among older people. The acceptability of interventions are, however, still troublesome for achievement of efficacy of health promotion interventions. The current study examines the effects of age identity and attitude toward aging on the use of health promotion programs among older people. Methods: Data from the Survey of Living Conditions of Korean Older Persons were used. Logistic regression models were tested using a nationally representative sample of 9,461 community-dwelling older individuals who are 65 years old and over. Results: Older individuals who have younger age identity and more negative attitude toward aging were less likely to use health promotion programs, after adjusting the effects of other predisposing, enabling, and need factors such as demographic characteristics and personal health characteristics. Conclusions: Strategies for mitigating the possible effects of age identity and attitude toward aging on the acceptability of health promotion programs are also discussed.

Keywords

health promotion programs;age identity;attitude toward aging;older people

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