Health-care practices of the rural aged

J Gerontol Nurs. 1991 Aug;17(8):15-9. doi: 10.3928/0098-9134-19910801-06.


1. One of the primary concerns of the rural aged is the maintenance of their physical health so that they may function independently and remain in their own homes. 2. The findings of this study indicate that most older rural adults do not regularly have positive health-care practices. This may be due to the unavailability of health-care providers or health promotion programs in isolated rural areas. 3. Implications of this study include the need to make health promotion programs relevant to the concerns of the rural aged rather than those of the urban elderly.

MeSH terms

  • Aged*
  • Health Behavior*
  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Rural Population*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires