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Abstract

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.