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The Importance, Performance and Educational Needs of Nurses in Health Promotion Behaviors

  • Global Health and Nursing
  • Abbr : Global Health Nurs
  • 2021, 11(2), pp.156-165
  • DOI : 10.35144/ghn.2021.11.2.156
  • Publisher : Research Institute of Nursing Science
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Nursing Science
  • Received : May 5, 2021
  • Accepted : July 22, 2021
  • Published : July 31, 2021

Kim, Mi Hyun 1 Park Nam Hee ORD ID 2

1인제대학교 부산백병원
2인제대학교

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ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the importance and performance of health promotion behaviors for nurses, and identify the educational needs for practicing such behaviors. Methods: In this descriptive study, 129 nurses working at two university hospitals in B city were enrolled. The data were analyzed using the IBM SPSS/WIN 25.0 program. Results: Mean item scores of importance and performance of health promotion behaviors were 3.28±0.39 and 2.37±0.37, respectively. According to the importance-performance analysis matrix, "at least thrice a week for 20 minutes of vigorous exercise", "do light-intensity exercise", and "exercise as much as you can" of physical activity, "balance between working and playing" of health responsibility, "use a special method to control stress" of stress management, and "eat enough vegetables every day" of nutrition fell in the second quadrant (concentrate here). Borich's needs analysis showed that the highest ranked item was physical activity, followed by nutrition, stress management, health responsibility, spiritual growth, and interpersonal relationships. Conclusion: The results of this study can be used as a basis for the development of health promotion programs for nurses in the future.

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