Current status of health promotion services in Indiana hospitals

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dc.contributor.author Rose, Margaret A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:43Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1999 .R67 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184982
dc.description.abstract To date, a state wide assessment of hospital health promotion does not exist in Indiana. The purpose of this study was to analyze the current status of health promotion services in Indiana Hospitals based upon hospital size and location. A survey was sent to all hospitals in the state of Indiana listed in the American Hospital Association 1994 Guide and Directory of Indiana General and Special Hospitals.The first hypothesis tested in this study was the relationship between the number of health promotion services offered and hospital size. This hypothesis was studied utilizing analysis of variance. A Tukey test was also done to determine significant differences between size of hospitals. At the .05 level, five services were found to be significant. Therefore, the null hypothesis was rejected. If the alpha is dropped to .01 to guard against Type I error, only 2 services are found to be significant, smoking and hypertension.The second hypothesis tested the relationship between the number of health promotion services offered in urban versus rural hospitals. This hypothesis was analyzed utilizing T-tests. Only hypertension was significant at the .05 level. Therefore, the null was rejected. However, due to the number of tests performed the Type I error is inflated beyond the .05 level. The remaining survey questions were analyzed using descriptive analysis. In addition to the hypotheses, this study sought to clarify the goal of services, types of services offered, responsibility for providing services, and to whom services are targeted. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology
dc.format.extent iii, 46 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Current status of health promotion services in Indiana hospitals en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1138168 en_US


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