This study aims to examine the recent literature on health-promoting behavior, health needs and associated factors among older adults.
An massive search of five databases involving documents in the past decade was commenced.
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.
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.
The authors thank Jordan University of Science and Technology for supporting this work.
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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