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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 292-297

A Study on Determinants of Health Promoting Behaviors in Older Adults

Mansi Adlakha1, Gurjeet Kaur Chawla2

1Student, 2Associate Professor and Associate Dean,
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad

Corresponding Author: Mansi Adlakha


Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and there by improve their health. The aim was to undergo a study on determinants of health promoting behaviors in older adults. The present study was carried out in August 2017. Purposive sampling was done to enrolled total 100 from different location of Faridabad. Questionnaire was formulated to collect qualitative data. The health promoting behavior was determined by using demographic profile and HPLP-II, MHLC standardized Questionnaire. The results revealed that the mean age of the subjects was 68.36, A negative Pearson correlation relationship (r=-.009) was found between the health promoting behavior of physical activity and powerful other locus of control. But there was a significant correlation between the health locus of control and nutrition at the level of 0.05 as well as 0. 01. Since there was no significant difference between those scoring low and high on the internal locus of control and the health -promoting behavior subscale of physical activity and nutrition respectively(p=0.964, p=0.754). Participants reported beliefs of internal health locus of control (21.27±6.40), then powerful other locus of control (21.77±6.56) followed by chance locus of control (21.04±6.34). Physical activity (19.77 ±4.07) on the other hand for nutrition was (23.49 ±5.46). The study concluded that age was not having significant relationship with the physical activity and nutrition(r=-.054, p=0.590, r=-.007, p=0.947) but a positive relationship between education with the physical activity and nutrition (r=0.038, p=0.794, r=0.138, p=0. .341).

Key words: Health Promoting lifestyle profile –II (HPLP-II) , Multidimensional Health Locus of Control(MHLC) .

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