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ABNF J. 2003 Jan-Feb;14(1):13-6.

Using health fairs to examine health promotion behaviors of older African Americans.

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Cleveland State University, 1860 E. 22nd Street, Rhodes Tower, 924, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, USA.


Unhealthy behaviors are responsible for high morbidity and mortality rates among older African Americans. For some older African Americans, changing unhealthy behaviors may be difficult to achieve due to limited knowledge and access to preventative health care services. Health fairs are just one venue of examining health promotion behaviors and providing health promotion information to older African Americans. The purpose of this article is to report the health promotion behaviors of older African Americans as a result of conducting two health fairs. The Transtheoretical Model served as the framework for examining health behavior change among older African Americans. Nursing implications will be discussed.

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