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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
health and hygiene of rural elderly, South Dakota health attitudes, health promotion, South Dakota health behavior
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of six aspects of a healthy lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, stress management, self-actualization, health responsibility, and interpersonal support) with selected demographic variables and perceived health status. The sample consisted of 52 elderly adults residing in a frontier South Dakota county. Pearson product-moment correlation indicated no significant relationship between the subjects' perceived health status, measured by a Visual Analog Scale, and their Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile score. Statistically significant (p <.05) relationships were found between the demographic variables of educational level and financial status and perceived health status scores. Phi testing found no significant associations of categorized demographic variables to health-promoting lifestyles.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Rural elderly -- Health and hygiene -- South Dakota
Health attitudes -- South Dakota
Health behavior -- South Dakota -- Age factors
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1994 September Kirby. All rights reserved
Kirby, September, "Determining Relationships Among Perceived Health Status and Health Promoting Lifestyles of Frontier Elderly" (1994). Theses and Dissertations. 750.