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Health promoting behaviors and associated factors among older adults: a narrative review

Mohammad Rababa (Department of Adult Health Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan)
Nahla Al-Ali (Department of Community and Psychiatric Health Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan)
Ayat Shaman (Department of Community and Psychiatric Health Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan)

Working with Older People

ISSN: 1366-3666

Article publication date: 14 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to examine the recent literature on health-promoting behavior, health needs and associated factors among older adults.

Design/methodology/approach

An massive search of five databases involving documents in the past decade was commenced.

Findings

This review showed a significant relationship between older adults’ demographic characteristics (marital status, income, chronic disease, education level and smoking status) and health-promoting behaviors. This review showed that older adults with a high level of education, high income, chronic diseases and smoker and married older adults are associated with better health-promoting behaviors.

Originality/value

The result of the current review supports the Pender Health Promotion Model that individual personal characteristics can affect the level of engagement in health-promoting behaviors. Assessing the health-promoting behaviors of older adults can help in identifying their health needs.

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Acknowledgements

The authors thank Jordan University of Science and Technology for supporting this work.

Citation

Rababa, M., Al-Ali, N. and Shaman, A. (2022), "Health promoting behaviors and associated factors among older adults: a narrative review", Working with Older People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-10-2022-0052

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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