Health promotion attitudes and practices of Texas nurse practitioners
The purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional survey was to examine the health promotion attitudes and practices of Texas nurse practitioners and to evaluate the applicability of the Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior as a theoretical model to guide nurse practitioner health promotion research. A questionnaire developed to elicit responses regarding demographic information, practice characteristics, behavior, behavior intention, attitudes toward health promotion, subjective norm and perceived behavioral control for health promotion practices was mailed to the home address of 727 Texas nurse practitioners. The majority of the 442 respondents reported positive attitudes toward health promotion. Texas nurse practitioners provide health promotion for more than 50% of their patients. Significant barriers to the provision of health promotion cited by Texas nurse practitioners were lack of time, lack of reimbursement and lack of patient desire to change behavior. The findings of this study support the use of the Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior in nurse practitioner research.
Reeve, Kathleen Diane, "Health promotion attitudes and practices of Texas nurse practitioners" (2001). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI3027649.