Health Promotion for Older People in the Czech Republic from a European Perspective

Krizove, Eva and Brzyski, Piotr and Strumpel, Charlotte and Billings, Jenny R. and Lang, Gert (2010) Health Promotion for Older People in the Czech Republic from a European Perspective. Central European Journal of Public Health, 18 (2). pp. 63-69. ISSN 1210-7778. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article describes health promotion for older people in the Czech Republic from the European perspective. It is based on findings from the European project healthPROelderly. Implemention of health promotion in the Czech Republic as a new public health concept is outlined from the historical point of view. Structures and processes of health promotion in the Czech Republic are described in the context of social policy, demography and health. The European project healthPROelderly is presenting and the outcomes of an international literature search statisicallyanalysed. Participating coutries were devided into three macro-regions according to their geographical location and political and historical tradition - Mediterranean, West-European and formerly East-European macro-regions. The outcome orf correspondence analysis partially confirms the hypothesis on the cultural background of the health promotion activities and strategies. Concerning themes addressed by health promotion projects most countries belonging to the Mediterranean or 'Western European' macro-regions have concentrated on similar themes whereas this is not valid for the countries of the 'Former Eastern European' macro-region. The hypothesis on macro-regional similarities in relation to settings of health promotion projects was not confirmed. In the conclusions the location of the Czech Republic in an international perspective is discussed and three Czech selected best practice projects are evaluated in relation to the statistical findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: health promotion, older people, international comparison, European research healthPROelderly, social policy, health statutes, demography
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2010 15:17
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 10:41
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25154 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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