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Cultural influences on health-promoting behaviors of older African-American women

TitleCultural influences on health-promoting behaviors of older African-American women
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBaker, JR
JournalJ Natl Black Nurses AssocJ Natl Black Nurses Assoc
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number0885-6028 (Print)<br/>0885-6028 (Linking)
Accession Number23061180
KeywordsAcculturation, African Americans, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Behavior/ ethnology, Health Promotion, Humans, Life Style, Regression Analysis, Social Environment, Southeastern United States
AbstractCulture is an integral component of health-promoting behaviors that can no longer be ignored. Using Pender's Revised Health Promotion Model as a guide, this correlational predictive study explored the cultural influences on the health-promoting behaviors of 201 (N = 201) older African-American women in the southeastern United States. Findings revealed that older African-American women who were acculturated towards the dominant society had significantly higher scores on the Modified African American Acculturation Scale Revised (AAAS-R), were highly educated with high socioeconomic resources, and were more likely to engage in health-promoting behaviors. Culture significantly predicted health-promoting behaviors (b = .27, t(198), p
Short TitleJournal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA
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