Improving health promotion for blue-collar workers

J Nurs Care Qual. 2000 Jul;14(4):65-71. doi: 10.1097/00001786-200007000-00010.


The purpose of the study was to discover factors that may influence blue collared workers' participation in health promotion programs. One hundred sixty blue collared workers age 18 to 65 completed Laffrey's Health Conception Scale (LHCS) and Penders Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP). Results indicated: 1.) Women scored significantly higher on health responsibility and interpersonal support than men; 2.) Older workers scored significantly higher on nutrition, while younger workers scored significantly higher on exercise; 3.) Older workers scored significantly higher on role and self-actualization than younger workers; and 4.) A significant relationship exists between health conception and health promoting life style. Gender, age, and the individual definition of health are important when planning health promotion programs at industrial sites.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Health Services / methods*
  • Psychological Theory
  • Sex Factors
  • Social Class*
  • United States