A Convergence Study on the Relationships between Self-Efficacy and Health Behavior in eldery women with chronic low back pain

만성 요통을 가진 여성 노인의 자기 효능감과 건강행위간의 관계에 대한 융합연구

  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between self efficacy and health behavior of elderly woman with chronic low back pain. Methods: A descriptive correlational design was used and the participants were 130 eldery women patients with chronic low back pain from one general hospital in 2012. The structured questionnaire included Perceived Self Efficacy Scale, Health Behavior Assessment tool of the Korean Elders. Data analysis included t-test, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation. Results: The mean scores were $67.34{\pm}18.32$ for self efficacy, $99.70{\pm}14.46$ for health behavior. There were significant correlations between self efficacy and health behavior(r=.80). Conclusion: The findings suggest that elderly woman with chronic low back pain need nursing interventions to improve health behaviors by promoting self efficacy.


Supported by : Namseoul University


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