Soldier and family wellness across the life course: a developmental model of successful aging, spirituality, and health promotion. Part I.


Journal Article

The primary purposes of this article are to (1) highlight current challenges facing health promotion advocates within the military and civilian culture; (2) present the strengths and weaknesses of the current Army approach to health promotion and preventive medicine; and (3) present several unifying themes that contribute to enhanced progress within the field of health promotion. A conceptual model that links common goals across the fields of successful aging, health promotion, spirituality and health, and life course is advocated to maximize efficacious interventions and to transform the current Army approach to health promotion. A companion article will describe an integrative model of health promotion and wellness that responds to the challenges and incorporates the unifying themes described in this article.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parker, MW; Fuller, GF; Koenig, HG; Vaitkus, MA; Bellis, JM; Barko, WF; Eitzen, J; Call, VR

Published Date

  • June 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 166 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 485 - 489

PubMed ID

  • 11413724

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11413724

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1930-613X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0026-4075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/milmed/166.6.485


  • eng