Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Comparison of health-promoting lifestyles in adult patients with and without primary care provider continuity
by Long, Jennifer J., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 85; 1511365
Abstract (Summary)

This study was conducted to determine whether adults with a regular primary care provider (PCP) practiced a greater number of health-promoting lifestyle activities than adults who did not have a regular PCP. No published studies were found comparing the health-promoting lifestyle behaviors of adults with PCP and those without, thereby creating a need for this research.

A convenience sample of 32 adult patients of family medicine physician, Dr. Bryan C. Doonan, and 20 adult patients using the Urgent Care at Newport Center walk-in clinic were surveyed utilizing the Health Promotion Lifestyle Profile (HPLP) II. The results of the HPLP II were not significantly higher for either group. However, the adults with a regular PCP showed significantly higher results in health responsibility and physical activity, 2 of the 6 subscales of the HPLP II, than the adult group without a regular PCP.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Public health
Publication Number: 1511365
ISBN: 978-1-267-30879-5
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