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An Explanatory Model for Health-Promoting Behaviors in Patients Living at Home who have Post Stroke Hemiplegia Kim, Mi Hee1) 1) Associate Professor, Christian College of Nursing Purpose: A structural equation model was analyzed to explore the determinants of health-promoting behaviors in patients living at home in Korea who had post stroke hemiplegia. Method: Demographic characteristics, activities of daily living, religiosity, family support, self-efficacy, acceptance of disability, perceived barriers to health- promoting activities, depression, and health-promoting behavioral data was collected from 239 patients using self-report questionnaires. Result: Variables that have a direct effect on health-promoting behaviors were self-efficacy and family support. Depression, acceptance of disability, perceived barriers, activities of daily living and religiosity also influenced health-promoting behaviors in an indirect way. Conclusion: It is imperative to explore strategies for patients with post stroke hemiplegia to identify and maximize their resources, develop their self-efficacy, improve their emotional state, and enhance their physical activity and spiritual growth, which would maximize health-promoting behaviors.


An Explanatory Model for Health-Promoting Behaviors in Patients Living at Home who have Post Stroke Hemiplegia Kim, Mi Hee1) 1) Associate Professor, Christian College of Nursing Purpose: A structural equation model was analyzed to explore the determinants of health-promoting behaviors in patients living at home in Korea who had post stroke hemiplegia. Method: Demographic characteristics, activities of daily living, religiosity, family support, self-efficacy, acceptance of disability, perceived barriers to health- promoting activities, depression, and health-promoting behavioral data was collected from 239 patients using self-report questionnaires. Result: Variables that have a direct effect on health-promoting behaviors were self-efficacy and family support. Depression, acceptance of disability, perceived barriers, activities of daily living and religiosity also influenced health-promoting behaviors in an indirect way. Conclusion: It is imperative to explore strategies for patients with post stroke hemiplegia to identify and maximize their resources, develop their self-efficacy, improve their emotional state, and enhance their physical activity and spiritual growth, which would maximize health-promoting behaviors.