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Article: A prospective study of stage of change for general health promotion action and health-related lifestyle practices among Chinese adults

TitleA prospective study of stage of change for general health promotion action and health-related lifestyle practices among Chinese adults
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Issue Date2006
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimed
Citation
Social Science And Medicine, 2006, v. 63 n. 7, p. 1846-1856 How to Cite?
AbstractIn a previous study we proposed the notion of general health promotion action (GHPA) defined as "a general intention and actual practices to take action aimed to promote health." GHPA is a subjective measure of health-promoting lifestyle which may reflect practices aimed to promote health and practices which are taken for non-health reasons but which nonetheless have health benefits. The present prospective study aimed to examine whether baseline stage of change for GHPA predicted health-related lifestyle practices at 24-month follow-up in a representative community-based cohort of 3129 Hong Kong Chinese adults. Overall, 37% of the subjects remained in the same stage, 43% had progressed to later stages, and 20% had regressed to earlier stages of change at follow-up. Baseline maintainers were the most likely to report desirable lifestyle practices at follow-up. They were significantly more likely to have exercised in the past month, consumed at least 2 portions of fruit a day, consumed at least 3 portions of vegetable a day, consumed at least 5 portions of fruit or vegetable a day, have had no episodes of binge drinking in the past month, and have had a dental examination at least once a year. The association remained significant after adjusting for age, gender, education, income and baseline level of respective lifestyle practices, with significantly increasing trends from precontemplation to maintenance stage. We conclude that the predictive validity of stage of change for GHPA was supported from these longitudinal findings, and further research on how GHPA can guide health promotion strategies is warranted. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151626
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.814
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.894
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dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, BHYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, SKKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, WMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:25:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:25:39Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationSocial Science And Medicine, 2006, v. 63 n. 7, p. 1846-1856en_US
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151626-
dc.description.abstractIn a previous study we proposed the notion of general health promotion action (GHPA) defined as "a general intention and actual practices to take action aimed to promote health." GHPA is a subjective measure of health-promoting lifestyle which may reflect practices aimed to promote health and practices which are taken for non-health reasons but which nonetheless have health benefits. The present prospective study aimed to examine whether baseline stage of change for GHPA predicted health-related lifestyle practices at 24-month follow-up in a representative community-based cohort of 3129 Hong Kong Chinese adults. Overall, 37% of the subjects remained in the same stage, 43% had progressed to later stages, and 20% had regressed to earlier stages of change at follow-up. Baseline maintainers were the most likely to report desirable lifestyle practices at follow-up. They were significantly more likely to have exercised in the past month, consumed at least 2 portions of fruit a day, consumed at least 3 portions of vegetable a day, consumed at least 5 portions of fruit or vegetable a day, have had no episodes of binge drinking in the past month, and have had a dental examination at least once a year. The association remained significant after adjusting for age, gender, education, income and baseline level of respective lifestyle practices, with significantly increasing trends from precontemplation to maintenance stage. We conclude that the predictive validity of stage of change for GHPA was supported from these longitudinal findings, and further research on how GHPA can guide health promotion strategies is warranted. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/socscimeden_US
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dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_US
dc.subject.meshChinaen_US
dc.subject.meshDieten_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLife Styleen_US
dc.subject.meshLogistic Modelsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshProspective Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshStatistics, Nonparametricen_US
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen_US
dc.titleA prospective study of stage of change for general health promotion action and health-related lifestyle practices among Chinese adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.04.028en_US
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dc.identifier.volume63en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
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