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The Factors Affecting the Health Promoting Life Style in Hypertensive Male Workers
Eun Young Hong, Soon Nyoung Yun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2004;15(3):397-407.   Published online September 30, 2004
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PURPOSE
In Korea, as the number of hypertensive worker grows, identifying the level of health promoting life style practice and related factors in hypertensive workers is becoming more and more important.
METHOD
The subjects of this study were 195 hypertensive male workers in Korea. The data was collected during 3 months ranging from August 2003 to October 2003. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression by SAS 8.1 program.
RESULTS
It was found that there were significant differences between age, religion, medication, perceived health status, perceived benefits, internal health locus of control, powerful other health locus of control and health promoting life style practice. The most significant factor affecting the health promoting life style practice was internal health locus of control. The combination of internal health locus of control, specific self-efficacy, powerful other health locus of control, general self-efficacy accounted for 51.0% of the health promoting life style practice.
CONCLUSION
The level of health promoting life style practice was very low, so it is urgent to manage and care for hypertensive male workers continuously and systemically with occupational health nurses. Based on the above results, cognitive perceptual characteristics should be considered when developing health education programs for hypertensive workers.

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