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J Transcult Nurs. 2012 Apr;23(2):205-14. doi: 10.1177/1043659611433869. Epub 2012 Jan 31.

Asian motivators for health promotion.

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California State University, Fullerton, CA, USA.


Change in health behaviors requires motivation on the part of the individual. The aim of this article is to compare elements of the motivation process across cultures. A secondary aim is to determine whether a Western model of behavior change for health promotion, such as the PRECEDE-PROCEED model, can be applied to Asian populations. An integrative review and critical analysis of research literature was done by reviewing 20 studies with observational survey design and 6 integrative literature reviews. Findings show that the motivation process is similar for Eastern and Western cultures, but the motivators are different. The findings identify 10 motivators, congruent with Asian culture, that would allow the PRECEDE-PROCEED model to be used in Asian settings.

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