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Facilitators and Inhibitors of Lifestyle Modification and Maintenance of KOREAN Postmenopausal Women: Revealing Conversations from FOCUS Group Interview

College of Nursing, Shinhan University, Dongducheon 11340, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21), 8178; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218178
Received: 28 September 2020 / Revised: 4 November 2020 / Accepted: 4 November 2020 / Published: 5 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Management and Promotion of Healthy Habits and Active Life)
Modifiable lifestyle behaviors, such as lack of physical activity, smoking, and unhealthy diet, are associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women, in addition to other risk factors, such as aging and physiological changes. Therefore, it is necessary to emphasize the importance of encouraging healthy lifestyles and health-promoting behaviors among postmenopausal women, to achieve a better health status. However, it is difficult to modify lifestyle and maintain that change. This study was aimed at identifying the factors that affect the maintenance of healthy lifestyle habits in postmenopausal women, using various theoretical models. This qualitative study included focus-group interviews with 21 Korean postmenopausal women aged 54 to 69 years. A theory-guided thematic analysis was performed based on the Health Belief Model, Self-Determination Theory, Social Cognitive Theory, and Theory of Planned Behavior. As a result, facilitators and inhibitors to healthy lifestyle modification and maintenance are identified. Various sources of motivation and reinforcement are important for menopausal women to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Autonomy support and self-regulation strategies play an important role in integrating health-promoting behaviors into a daily routine. In addition to personal effort, a social support system is also important to help individuals maintain a healthy lifestyle View Full-Text
Keywords: health promotion; lifestyle; healthy habits; active life; qualitative research; period; postmenopausal health promotion; lifestyle; healthy habits; active life; qualitative research; period; postmenopausal
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Kim, H.-R.; Yang, H.-M. Facilitators and Inhibitors of Lifestyle Modification and Maintenance of KOREAN Postmenopausal Women: Revealing Conversations from FOCUS Group Interview. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8178. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218178

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Kim H-R, Yang H-M. Facilitators and Inhibitors of Lifestyle Modification and Maintenance of KOREAN Postmenopausal Women: Revealing Conversations from FOCUS Group Interview. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(21):8178. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218178

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Kim, Hye-Ryoung; Yang, Hwa-Mi. 2020. "Facilitators and Inhibitors of Lifestyle Modification and Maintenance of KOREAN Postmenopausal Women: Revealing Conversations from FOCUS Group Interview" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 21: 8178. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218178

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