Health Beliefs Affecting Exercise Patterns

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dc.contributor.author Humphreys, JoAnn
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-13T21:51:20Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-13T21:51:20Z
dc.date.issued 1991-03
dc.identifier.other 1991 .H85
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/511
dc.description iv, 68 leaves. Advisor: Linda H. Brady en
dc.description.abstract The problem. This study sought to ascertain the differences in health beliefs as a function of self-reported exercise patterns. A sample of 112 nurses participated in this study. Procedure. The Health Perceptions Questionnaire (HPQ) by John Ware, Jr. (1976) was utilized to collect data on health beliefs. A second questionnaire was prepared by the investigator and asked for the usual exercise pattern of the individual. Demographic variables were also studied. Findinqs. This study found there was no difference in health beliefs and self-reported exercise patterns in this population at a significance level of .05. There was a difference in health beliefs for the age groups of 20-30 and 40-50 on the HPQ subscale "rejection of the sick role." Conclusions. This study suggests a need for continued study and the development of health education programs to improve exercise patterns both for nurses and for the general public. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University Theses, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences;1991
dc.subject Exercise--Physiological aspects--Evaluation en
dc.subject Exercise--Psychological aspects--Evaluation en
dc.subject Health--Philosophy--Evaluation en
dc.subject Health education--Evaluation en
dc.title Health Beliefs Affecting Exercise Patterns en
dc.type Thesis en


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