Journal Article

Older adults in health education research: some recommendations

Cathleen M Connell

in Health Education Research

Volume 14, issue 3, pages 427-431
Published in print June 1999 | ISSN: 0268-1153
Published online June 1999 | e-ISSN: 1465-3648 | DOI:
Older adults in health education research: some recommendations

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A review of articles published in two health education journals is provided to examine the extent to which older adults were included in published research. The review suggests that older adults were included in about 15% of the research articles published in Health Education and Behavior and Health Education Research. Of the articles that include older adults, age differences in study processes and outcomes are rarely examined, and very few studies advance specific hypotheses based on a theoretical or conceptual model of aging or older adulthood. Several recommendations for health education research are suggested.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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