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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2017;23(2):135-144.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2017.23.2.135    Published online June 27, 2017.
Factors Influencing Health Promoting Behavior in Postpartum Women at Sanhujoriwon
Hyekyung Choi, Namok Jung
1College of Nursing, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea. hoohoo-2@daum.net
2Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify degrees of mood states, perceived health status, social support, and health promoting behavior, and to explore factors influencing health promoting behavior in postpartum women who were at Sanhujoriwon.
METHODS
A cross-sectional survey design was used. Data were collected using questionnaires from 197 postpartum women who were at Sanhujoriwon from May 28 to June 18, 2015. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation analyses, and a multiple linear regression.
RESULTS
The mean age of the participants was 31.8 years. About a half (47.2%) participants had a plan to receive 2 weeks of Sanhujoriwon care service. The mean health promoting behavior score was 123.5 ranged from 72 to 171. The health promoting behavior was explained by perceived health status (β=.25) and social support (β=.24). These factors accounted for 14% of the health promoting behavior.
CONCLUSION
The findings of this study reveal an important role of perceived health status, social support in health promoting behavior of postpartum women at Sanhujoriwon.
Key Words: Postpartum care; Mood; Health status; Social support; Health behavior


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