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Promoting participation: evaluation of a health promotion program for low income seniors.
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PMID:  12738576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes a qualitative evaluation of the Seniors Active Living in Vulnerable Elders (ALIVE) program, a 10-month health promotion program for low income seniors. Program interventions delivered in seniors' apartment buildings included exercise classes, health information sessions (i.e., health corners), and newsletters. The evaluation examined program participation, program impacts, and how the program worked. The most frequent reason for joining the program was recognizing the benefits of exercise, and the most frequent reason for not attending the program was having other priorities. The main participant impact was "feeling better." Specific impacts were also noted in physical, mental, and social domains. Fun, program delivery adaptations, autonomy, social interactions, and staff-participant relationships were discovered to be important program processes. These processes all contributed to participant's "comfort" in the program. How and why the program worked is examined in relation to Pender's (1996) revised health promotion model and implications for nursing are indicated.
Rosanne Buijs; Janet Ross-Kerr; Sandra O'Brien Cousins; Douglas Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of community health nursing     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0737-0016     ISO Abbreviation:  J Community Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-09     Completed Date:  2003-10-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411341     Medline TA:  J Community Health Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-107     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Health Promotion / organization & administration*
Health Services for the Aged / organization & administration*
Interviews as Topic
Middle Aged
Program Evaluation
Quality of Life

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