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Article: Stage of change for general health promotion action and health-related lifestyle practices in Chinese adults

TitleStage of change for general health promotion action and health-related lifestyle practices in Chinese adults
Authors
Issue Date2004
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ypmed
Citation
Preventive Medicine, 2004, v. 38 n. 3, p. 302-308 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: We propose general health promotion action (GHPA) to represent the general intention and actual practices aimed to promote health. The transtheoretical model (TTM) has not been applied to GHPA. The objectives of this study were to determine whether TTM can be applied to Chinese adults by measuring the subjects' stage of change for GHPA, and to study whether stage for GHPA is associated with health-related lifestyle practices. Methods: Randomly selected Hong Kong Chinese subjects (3233) aged 18-64 were interviewed in telephone survey. Results: Thirty-nine percent had not taken any health promotion actions and had no intention to do so (precontemplation). Twelve percent had taken action but had no intention to continue (at-risk for relapse). Three percent had not taken any actions and intended to do so in the next 6 months, but not in the next 1 month (contemplation). Eleven percent had not taken any actions but intended to do so in the next 1 month (preparation). Fifteen percent had been taking action for less than 6 months and intended to continue (action). Twenty-one percent had been taking action for at least 6 months and intended to continue (maintenance). Precontemplators were less likely than maintainers to be never smokers (OR = 0.62; 95% CI = 0.49-0.80), exercisers (0.097; 0.077-0.12), to eat fruit twice a day (0.53; 0.41-0.69) and remove fat when eating (0.72; 0.54-0.95), with increasing trends in the odds of reporting these practices from precontemplation to maintenance. Conclusions: Our findings have provided preliminary findings on the applicability of TTM on GHPA in Chinese adults with evidences of concurrent criterion validity. © 2003 The Institute For Cancer Prevention and Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86993
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.893
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.621
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dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, WMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:23:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:23:51Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPreventive Medicine, 2004, v. 38 n. 3, p. 302-308en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0091-7435en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86993-
dc.description.abstractBackground: We propose general health promotion action (GHPA) to represent the general intention and actual practices aimed to promote health. The transtheoretical model (TTM) has not been applied to GHPA. The objectives of this study were to determine whether TTM can be applied to Chinese adults by measuring the subjects' stage of change for GHPA, and to study whether stage for GHPA is associated with health-related lifestyle practices. Methods: Randomly selected Hong Kong Chinese subjects (3233) aged 18-64 were interviewed in telephone survey. Results: Thirty-nine percent had not taken any health promotion actions and had no intention to do so (precontemplation). Twelve percent had taken action but had no intention to continue (at-risk for relapse). Three percent had not taken any actions and intended to do so in the next 6 months, but not in the next 1 month (contemplation). Eleven percent had not taken any actions but intended to do so in the next 1 month (preparation). Fifteen percent had been taking action for less than 6 months and intended to continue (action). Twenty-one percent had been taking action for at least 6 months and intended to continue (maintenance). Precontemplators were less likely than maintainers to be never smokers (OR = 0.62; 95% CI = 0.49-0.80), exercisers (0.097; 0.077-0.12), to eat fruit twice a day (0.53; 0.41-0.69) and remove fat when eating (0.72; 0.54-0.95), with increasing trends in the odds of reporting these practices from precontemplation to maintenance. Conclusions: Our findings have provided preliminary findings on the applicability of TTM on GHPA in Chinese adults with evidences of concurrent criterion validity. © 2003 The Institute For Cancer Prevention and Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ypmeden_HK
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshChinaen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDieten_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotion - methodsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshLife Styleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
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dc.titleStage of change for general health promotion action and health-related lifestyle practices in Chinese adultsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ypmed.2003.10.005en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid14766112-
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