Beliefs and practices of Chinese adults in Hong Kong toward preparation for healthy ageing: A qualitative study

Linda Y.K. Lee, R. Y.K. Fan

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Abstract

Background: This qualitative study describes the beliefs and practices of Chinese adults in Hong Kong toward preparation for healthy ageing.

Methods: 12 Chinese adults were selected via purposive sampling to participate in semi-structured interviews. The interview data were recorded, transcribed, and coded for content analysis.

Results: Significant discrepancies were noted between beliefs and practices of the participants toward preparation for healthy ageing. Participants generally believed that preparation for healthy ageing should be multidimensional and started during adulthood. However, most of them were unable to prepare because of focal, perceptual, and contextual constraints.

Conclusion: Health promotion activities should adopt a multidimensional approach and focus on healthy living and interdependence of family members in urban areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aging
  • Hong Kong
  • Qualitative research

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