With increasing elderly living with diabetes, health professionals have focused on the relations between behaviours improving health status and life satisfaction. This research attempts to explain the influence of the health promotion behaviours on the life satisfaction of the elderly with diabetes. Also, we are studying whether there is a mediating effect of depression between health promotion behaviours and life satisfaction of the elderly with diabetes. 685 persons with diabetes over 60 years of age were selected from the data of KLoSA (Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing), administered by The National lnstitute of Labor in 2006. Life satisfaction was measured by 5 items: health status, economic status, relationship with a spouse, relationship with children, and the quality of life.
Health promotion behaviors were measured by 4 items: regular diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking. The mediating variable is the depression measured by CES-D10 (The Center for Epidemiological Studies – Depression Scale 10). As the method of analysis, the multiple regressions were used with SPSS 12.0.The result of the study shows that the health promotion behaviours have a positive influence on life satisfaction and a negative influence on depression. lt was also verified that the depression variable has a partial mediating effect between health promotion behaviours and life satisfaction. These results present the importance of integrated (physical, psychological, and social) approach for the health promotion experts intervening with the elderly with diabetes.
Sex work plays a crucial educative capacity. Sex workers share tips and information on safer sex, sex and gender diversity, negotiation, boundaries and consent. We share these skills with other workers, clients, and the wider Australian community on a daily basis. In a range of capacities, sex work – including escorting, stripping, BDSM and pornography – involves interaction, transference of expertise, and sharing our voices. Sex work gives clients access to an important diversity of bodies, abilities, sexual practices, gender identities and intimacies.
Regular HIV testing is recommended in men who take sexual risks. We assessed the relationship between perceived barriers to HIV testing, and frequency of testing among men who engaged in unprotected anal intercourse with casual partners (UAIC), to inform HIV testing strategies.
Studies have shown that attendance rates of patients for review following NPEP, particularly at the three and six month intervals are not satisfactory. The follow-up of patients taking NPEP is important for the following reasons: 1. To increase compliance rates of NPEP regime completion 2. Ensure HIV seroconversion has not occurred 3. Allow regular STI screening in at risk patients 4. Reinforce education / behavioural counselling to decrease future high risk behaviours.
As a proportion of the Victorian migrant population, Asian men and Sub-Saharan African women are disproportionately represented among notifications of newly diagnosed HIV in Victoria. This presents a variety of considerations for service provision including cultural barriers to health promotion, testing and treatment, especially for recent arrivals.
Involving consumers in healthcare decisions is important for high quality care. We previously tested a brief, consumer-led intervention consisting of three questions in a trial employing trained, standardized patients. The intervention enhanced discussion of evidence and increased patient involvement. We now report a research translation study which tested implementation with real patients at a reproductive and sexual health clinic.