Supported by a grant from the Northern Illinois University School of Nursing, DeKalb, Illinois.
Health-Promoting Lifestyles of English-Speaking and Spanish-Speaking Mexican-American Migrant Farm Workers
Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2007
Public Health Nursing
Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 80–87, June 1990
How to Cite
Kerr, M. J. and Ritchey, D. A. (1990), Health-Promoting Lifestyles of English-Speaking and Spanish-Speaking Mexican-American Migrant Farm Workers. Public Health Nursing, 7: 80–87. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.1990.tb00616.x
- Issue online: 5 MAY 2007
- Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2007
This study was conducted with 62 Mexican-American migrant farm workers at four different sites in northern Illinois. An established English and a newly developed pilot Spanish version of the health-promoting lifestyle profile was used. The concept of health-promoting lifestyle appeared to be culturally relevant to study participants. English-speaking migrant workers scored significantly lower than Spanish-speaking workers on the dimensions of self-actualization, exercise, and stress management. Patterns of scores among both groups were highest in self-actualization and interpersonal support, and lowest in health responsibility and exercise. Further research in health-promoting behaviors with all cultural groups and socioeconomic levels of society will contribute to achievement of the World Health Organization's goal, health for all by the year 2000.