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TJFMPC. 2019; 13(3): 248-257


EXAMINATION OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLE BEHAVIOURS IN OLDER ADULTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASE

Medine Çalışkan Yılmaz,Gülçin Yelten Uyanık,Emine Böckün,Yasemin Tokem,Nil Tekin.

Abstract
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to determine behaviours of healthy life style of the old people with chronic disease. Methods: The study was carried out with old people aged 60 above who can perform daily life activities independently and having at least one of the diagnoses of cancer, hypertension and diabetes, staying at a residential and nursing home (n:304). Data were collected by use of old people interview form and scale of Healthy Life Style Behaviours-II (HLSB-II). Results: Age average of the individuals involved in the study is 78.9±7.6 and 67.1% were women. 5.3% of old people (n:16) had cancer, 26% (n:79) were DM, 49.7% (n:151) were HT patient and 19.1% (n:58) had more than one chronic disease. It was determined that BMI values were higher in old people with more than one chronic disease and lower in old people with cancer (p

Key words: Hypertension, diabetes, cancer, healthy lifestyle behavior



Article Language: Turkish English






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