Reach of family health information within familial social networks of older adults: The importance of role modeling
Having a role model (a parent sharing FHH) may influence older adults to share this information with other family members. Future interventions to increase FHH knowledge can inform older adults, especially those with chronic conditions, about the importance of sharing FHH in protecting the health of their family, and their role in modeling FHH communication behavior to future generations.
Learning Areas:Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss the importance of FHH information in chronic disease prevention and understand the role of older adults in increasing FHH knowledge within family. Identify psychological and social factors associated with the extent to which older adults share family health information with their family members. Discuss potential strategies to facilitate communication of family health history information among older adults.
Keyword(s): Communication, Family Involvement
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been conducting social network research and have published findings related to the roles of social networks and relationships on health and health-related behaviors.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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