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Health promoting lifestyle of older adults.


Phildon Jonar M. Austria,
Mark Job  G. Bascos,
Dennis Glen G. Ramos,
Kyle Danielle M. Abenoja,
Aila Katrina D. Balleras,
Emelouh M. De Guzman,
Jessa B. Fragata,
Harold S. Manalus,
Yra Megan D. Nañasca,
Liway P. Olosan,
Paulo Dominic R. Pengson,
Jessica B. Sabadao,
Milagrosa V. Torres,
Iesha Danica S. Uy,
Nes Linn Paul  R. Viloria

Related Institution

School of Nursing - Saint Louis University, SLU

Publication Information

Publication Type
Research Report


Health promotion is a concept in gerontologic nursing that most health care providers generally ignore. Recent statistics suggest that the older population is growing at a faster rate, hence necessitating deeper understanding of the health promotion practices of older adults. A quantitative descriptive design was utilized using a proportionate sampling. A total of 406 Baguio City older adults who met the criteria were included in the study. Data gathering was done from January to February 2017. The Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile II was utilized in the study. Cronbach alpha result is 0.93. ANOVA f test was employed to treat the data and the Scheffe's test was to determine which pairs of variables has the most significant difference. The results showed health promotion is often done (2.87). ANOVA f test revealed health promotion and age has no significant difference while marital status and family structure showed significant difference. Health promoting behaviors is an important aspect in the attainment of optimum level of functioning. Marital status and family structure have an impact on the health promoting behaviors of the older adults while age does not. Further studies should be conducted with vast and diverse respondents to in aid the establishment of modules and programs in the enhancement and sustenance of the current health promotion practices of older adults.


The paper aims to determine the extent of practice of health-promoting lifestyle of older adults and the significant difference between health promotion and the selected demographic variables: age, marital status and family structure.

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