Factors Affecting the Health of Older Persons
This descriptive research was aimed to study factors affecting health promotion behavior of elderly.Samples consisted of 382 older persons age >60 years living in Nonthaburi Province. Simple random sampling technic was used. The instrument used in the study was a questionnaire about the factors influencing health of elderly. Data were analyzed by using Stepwise Multiple Regression. The results showed that age, health status, perception of health, access to health, social support and health information could significantly predict health of older persons. The analysis of variance of the forecast was 27.36(p<.01) with 37.0% power of prediction. The prediction equations are as follows:
1. 1. General information:
2. Health of older persons =97.32-.138age-5.562health status-.451 perception of health+.426 access to health+.770social support+.299health information
2. Standard information: Health of older persons =-.08age-.285health status-.274 perception of health+.120access to health+.167social support +.156health information
Age, health status, perception of health, access to health, social support and health information could significantly predict health of older persons. Administrators may use this data for promoting health of elderly.
Keywords - Factor, health, older person, Thai