Accession Number : ADA319926

Title :   Health Promotion in a Military Hospital: Personal Behaviors, Attitudes, Beliefs and Practices of Hospital Nurses

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bolton, Audrey M.

PDF Url : ADA319926

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 195

Abstract : Current federal and state reform initiatives address the significant cost savings of prevention and health promotion services and consider these services central to future community-based systems of health care. Few studies have been conducted in the United States regarding the delivery of health promotion services in the acute care setting. Little is known about the role of the staff nurse caring for the inpatient population in regard to the health promotion services these nurses provide. The purpose of this study is to: (1) examine and describe the personal health promoting lifestyle behaviors of a group of nurses working on acute care wards in a military treatment facility; (2) identify nurses attitudes and beliefs about health promotion activities in professional nursing practice; and (3) examine and describe the professional health promotion practices of nurses within the inpatient setting, specifically the health education activities pertaining to smoking, alcohol, exercise, and nutrition.

Descriptors :   *PUBLIC HEALTH, *NURSES, *NURSING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), DEMOGRAPHY, THESES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, PATIENTS, HOSPITALS, HOSPITALIZATIONS, NUTRITION, QUESTIONNAIRES, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), CHAMPUS, ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, TOBACCO SMOKING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE