PERCEIVED VALUE, SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH & NUTRITION-RELATED ATTITUDES IN COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
Abstract - The issue of older adults feeling lonely and experiencing malnutrition when eating alone is a potential problem. Community health promotion becomes vital as it emphasizes health, safety, and social engagement. The study mainly the relationships among perceived values, sense of community (SOC), and health & nutrition-related attitudes (HNRAs) in community health services. In the study, we used value-led participatory design through collaboration with the public health service center, nutritionists, and two communities in Taipei City to develop a communal dining program for nutrition. We conducted a survey on older adults over 65, with a sample size of 70 participants. The study found that health qualityof perceived values and SOChave significant effectson individuals' dietary preference and nutritional cognition related to HNRAs. Additionally, self-identityof perceived value has significant effects on participants' dietary preference of HNRAs.And, these findings will serve as a valuable guide to promoting community health and development.
Keywords - Sense of Community, Health Promotion, Participatory Design, Health and Nutrition Attitudes.