Subjective health status and health-promoting behaviour of nursing students

Subjective health status and health-promoting behaviour

  • Se-Won Kang
Keywords: nursing students, self-related health, health-promoting behaviour

Abstract

This descriptive study aimed to investigate the relation between subjective health status and health-promoting behaviour among nursing students. Participants were 177 students from the nursing department of two universities in South Korea. Data were collected from February to March 2018. Data were analysed using mean, standard deviation, analysis of variance, and Scheffe’s test for post hoc using IBM SPSS Statistics 22.0. The distribution of the subjective health status was as follows: poor (39.0%), moderate (35.0%), and good (26.0%). The mean score of health-promoting behaviours was 3.03 (out of 5). In analysing the health-promoting behaviour scores according to subjective health status group, statistically significant differences were seen in exercise and sexual health. As for differences between the groups, the ‘poor’ and ‘good’ groups showed higher scores in ‘exercise’ compared with the ‘moderate’ group. Therefore, subjective health status can affect health-promoting behaviours.

References

[1] Mbugua SM, Kimani ST, Munyoki G. Metabolic syndrome and its components among university students in Kenya. BMC Public Health, 2017; 17(1):909.
[2] Kang SW, Jun EM. Awareness of metabolic syndrome risk factor values and lifestyle practices among nursing students. JKDAS. 2018; 20(4):1737-1746.
[3] Ware JE. Scales for measuring general health perceptions. Health Serves Research. 1976; 11(4):396-415.
[4] Gander J, Lee D, Sui X, Hbert JR, Hooker SP. Self-rated health status and cardiorespiratory fitness as predictors of mortality in men. Br J Sports Med. 2011; 45(14):1095-1100.
[5] Ware JE. Standards for validating health measures: definition and content. J Chronic Dis. 1987; 40(6):473-480.
[6] Cho OH, Han JS, Hwang KH. Subjective health status, attitude toward death and spiritual well-being of nurses. The Journal of the Korea Contents Association. 2013; 13(10):375-384.
[7] Panten J, Stone RC, Baker J. Balance is key: exploring the impact of daily self-reported physical activity and sedentary behaviours on the subjective health status of older adults. Prev Med. 2017; 101: 109-116.
[8] Choi EJ, Kang SW. The relationship between acceptance intention toward a smartphone healthcare application and health-promoting behaviours among nursing students. CIN: Comput Inform Nu. 2018; 36(10):494-500.
[9] Lee HJ, Lee KH, Kim EK, Kim MJ, Hwang SM. The related factors influencing on self-rated health level of middle-aged women. Korean J Community Nutr. 2012; 17(3):290-301.
[10] Forbes H, Fichera E, Rogers A, Sutton M. The effects of exercise and relaxation on health and wellbeing. Health Econ. 2017; 26(12):e67-e80.
Published
2019-10-26