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Effects of Self-Efficacy, Depression, and Anger on Health-Promoting Behaviors of Korean Elderly Women with Hypertension

College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University 26, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6296; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176296
Received: 4 August 2020 / Revised: 26 August 2020 / Accepted: 27 August 2020 / Published: 29 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Evidence-Based Practice and Advanced Nursing Care)
The prevalence of hypertension among women in Korea aged 65 years or older is 61.7%. Past research has emphasized the importance of health-promoting behaviors in hypertension management for the elderly. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to identify the effects of self-efficacy, depression, trait anger, and anger expression on the health-promoting behaviors of elderly women with hypertension. Self-report questionnaires were completed by 208 women aged 65 and older (age range: 65 to 85) diagnosed with hypertension by physicians and living in the communities of G city and N city of Gyeonggi-do in South Korea. A hierarchical regression analysis revealed that exercise (β = 0.36, p < 0.001) had the most significant effect on health-promoting behaviors, followed by depression (β = −0.31, p < 0.001), trait anger (β = 0.21, p = 0.002), anger control (β = 0.20, p < 0.001), religion (β = 0.18, p = 0.001), and self-efficacy (β = 0.18, p = 0.003). Trait anger and anger control were identified to have a more significant effect on health-promoting behaviors than self-efficacy. Thus, health-promoting behaviors were influenced by exercise, depression, anger, religion, and self-efficacy. It is necessary to implement a nursing intervention strategy which pays attention to these factors to improve health-promoting behaviors of Korean community-dwelling elderly women. View Full-Text
Keywords: elderly; women; health promotion; hypertension; anger elderly; women; health promotion; hypertension; anger
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Kim, A.S.; Jang, M.H.; Park, K.H.; Min, J.Y. Effects of Self-Efficacy, Depression, and Anger on Health-Promoting Behaviors of Korean Elderly Women with Hypertension. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6296.

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