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The development of a town of safety, security and health project in an area with a very high population aging rate: -the activities of a community salon on a shopping street and their assessment-.

Hoshino A, Usui K, Katsura T - J Rural Med (2011)

Bottom Line: We distributed a questionnaire and collected 215 valid responses (valid response rate: 67.8%). 1) Purpose of using the salon was categorized into health consultation, conversation with others, rest and other purpose. 2) The significance of the salon for users was categorized into usability, acquisition of useful information, changes in daily habits and their maintenance, diversion, interaction with other people and acceptance by the shopping center. 3) The results of the questionnaire survey showed marked relations between Well-Being Index (WHO-5), age, employment and family budget, self-rated health and ability to perform daily activities (TMIG), whereas use of the salon was not associated with Well-Being Index (WHO-5).On the other hand, there were marked relations between loneliness (LSO), educational background and use of the salon, demonstrating that the facility helped its users reduce loneliness (LSO).In this town, the salon has served as a place providing effective preventive support for the health of individual users.

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Affiliation: Graduate School of Nursing, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the "Health Care Town in Kyoto" project designed to promote health and safety for health conscious people in a small community. We conducted a survey involving the users of the salon and local residents to examine the effects of the activities in the salon.

Methods: We recorded the activities of salon and conducted semi-structured interviews with ten local residents to ask their opinions about the salon. The data from the interviews were analyzed using the Grounded Theory Approach. We distributed a questionnaire and collected 215 valid responses (valid response rate: 67.8%).

Results: 1) Purpose of using the salon was categorized into health consultation, conversation with others, rest and other purpose. 2) The significance of the salon for users was categorized into usability, acquisition of useful information, changes in daily habits and their maintenance, diversion, interaction with other people and acceptance by the shopping center. 3) The results of the questionnaire survey showed marked relations between Well-Being Index (WHO-5), age, employment and family budget, self-rated health and ability to perform daily activities (TMIG), whereas use of the salon was not associated with Well-Being Index (WHO-5). On the other hand, there were marked relations between loneliness (LSO), educational background and use of the salon, demonstrating that the facility helped its users reduce loneliness (LSO).

Conclusion: In this town, the salon has served as a place providing effective preventive support for the health of individual users.

No MeSH data available.


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Mentions: The majority of salon users were local residents aged 65 or older living in the AwataSchool District according to the operation log. The purpose of salon use was categorizedinto health consultation (regarding diet and exercise to prevent lifestyle-relateddiseases, consultation with physicians, the results of health checkups and nursing carefor family members and their health problems), conversation with others, rest and otherpurposes (Figure 1Figure 1


The development of a town of safety, security and health project in an area with a very high population aging rate: -the activities of a community salon on a shopping street and their assessment-.

Hoshino A, Usui K, Katsura T - J Rural Med (2011)

Distribution of purpose.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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fig_001: Distribution of purpose.
Mentions: The majority of salon users were local residents aged 65 or older living in the AwataSchool District according to the operation log. The purpose of salon use was categorizedinto health consultation (regarding diet and exercise to prevent lifestyle-relateddiseases, consultation with physicians, the results of health checkups and nursing carefor family members and their health problems), conversation with others, rest and otherpurposes (Figure 1Figure 1

Bottom Line: We distributed a questionnaire and collected 215 valid responses (valid response rate: 67.8%). 1) Purpose of using the salon was categorized into health consultation, conversation with others, rest and other purpose. 2) The significance of the salon for users was categorized into usability, acquisition of useful information, changes in daily habits and their maintenance, diversion, interaction with other people and acceptance by the shopping center. 3) The results of the questionnaire survey showed marked relations between Well-Being Index (WHO-5), age, employment and family budget, self-rated health and ability to perform daily activities (TMIG), whereas use of the salon was not associated with Well-Being Index (WHO-5).On the other hand, there were marked relations between loneliness (LSO), educational background and use of the salon, demonstrating that the facility helped its users reduce loneliness (LSO).In this town, the salon has served as a place providing effective preventive support for the health of individual users.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Graduate School of Nursing, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the "Health Care Town in Kyoto" project designed to promote health and safety for health conscious people in a small community. We conducted a survey involving the users of the salon and local residents to examine the effects of the activities in the salon.

Methods: We recorded the activities of salon and conducted semi-structured interviews with ten local residents to ask their opinions about the salon. The data from the interviews were analyzed using the Grounded Theory Approach. We distributed a questionnaire and collected 215 valid responses (valid response rate: 67.8%).

Results: 1) Purpose of using the salon was categorized into health consultation, conversation with others, rest and other purpose. 2) The significance of the salon for users was categorized into usability, acquisition of useful information, changes in daily habits and their maintenance, diversion, interaction with other people and acceptance by the shopping center. 3) The results of the questionnaire survey showed marked relations between Well-Being Index (WHO-5), age, employment and family budget, self-rated health and ability to perform daily activities (TMIG), whereas use of the salon was not associated with Well-Being Index (WHO-5). On the other hand, there were marked relations between loneliness (LSO), educational background and use of the salon, demonstrating that the facility helped its users reduce loneliness (LSO).

Conclusion: In this town, the salon has served as a place providing effective preventive support for the health of individual users.

No MeSH data available.