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Conference Paper: Barriers and facilitators in health-related learning among Chinese third agers

TitleBarriers and facilitators in health-related learning among Chinese third agers
Authors
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics
Issue Date2009
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
Citation
The 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontology Society of America (GSA 2009), Atlanta, GA., 18-22 November 2009. In The Gerontologist, 2009, v. 49 suppl. 2, p. 170 How to Cite?
AbstractINTRODUCTION: Third agers are evidenced as a vulnerable group with lower awareness of self-care and more unhealthy behaviours than others in different ages. This study aims to explore third agers’ barriers and facilitators in health-related learning by their educational level. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey conducted from March to June 2005 in Hong Kong. Chi-square tests were employed to examine difference in barriers and facilitators in health-related learning by educational level (3 levels: tertiary, Grade 10-12, ≤ Grade 9). Of the 1,625 questionnaires sent out, 800 (49.2%) were returned and 797 were valid for analysis. Results: Of the 797 subjects, 64% were females. Those with tertiary education perceived “no companion” (tertiary, Grade 10-12, ≤ Grade 9) (15%, 9%, 8%, p=.05) and “too busy” (66%, 38%, 36%, p<.01) as the key barriers to health-related learning. On the contrary, those with lower educational level considered “poor memory” (25%, 34%, 31%, p<.05), “no financial support” (17%, 32%, 36%, p<.01) and “low educational level” (2%, 12%, 26%, p<.01) as the barriers. More educated subjects preferred “someone to teach me” in health education (56%, 59%, 42%, p<.01) while those with lower educational level considered “having financial support” as the facilitator (33%, 46%, 45%, p<.01). DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: Our results provided useful information on the barriers and facilitators to health-related learning activities among Chinese third agers. Attention should be paid to individuals’ educational level and the identified barriers in learning as these might play some roles in affecting their readiness to learn health information.
DescriptionSession 700 (Poster)
This journal suppl. entitled: 2009 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/116231
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.168
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.584

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-26T06:21:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-26T06:21:36Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontology Society of America (GSA 2009), Atlanta, GA., 18-22 November 2009. In The Gerontologist, 2009, v. 49 suppl. 2, p. 170en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0016-9013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/116231-
dc.descriptionSession 700 (Poster)-
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: 2009 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Third agers are evidenced as a vulnerable group with lower awareness of self-care and more unhealthy behaviours than others in different ages. This study aims to explore third agers’ barriers and facilitators in health-related learning by their educational level. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey conducted from March to June 2005 in Hong Kong. Chi-square tests were employed to examine difference in barriers and facilitators in health-related learning by educational level (3 levels: tertiary, Grade 10-12, ≤ Grade 9). Of the 1,625 questionnaires sent out, 800 (49.2%) were returned and 797 were valid for analysis. Results: Of the 797 subjects, 64% were females. Those with tertiary education perceived “no companion” (tertiary, Grade 10-12, ≤ Grade 9) (15%, 9%, 8%, p=.05) and “too busy” (66%, 38%, 36%, p<.01) as the key barriers to health-related learning. On the contrary, those with lower educational level considered “poor memory” (25%, 34%, 31%, p<.05), “no financial support” (17%, 32%, 36%, p<.01) and “low educational level” (2%, 12%, 26%, p<.01) as the barriers. More educated subjects preferred “someone to teach me” in health education (56%, 59%, 42%, p<.01) while those with lower educational level considered “having financial support” as the facilitator (33%, 46%, 45%, p<.01). DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: Our results provided useful information on the barriers and facilitators to health-related learning activities among Chinese third agers. Attention should be paid to individuals’ educational level and the identified barriers in learning as these might play some roles in affecting their readiness to learn health information.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologisten_HK
dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics-
dc.titleBarriers and facilitators in health-related learning among Chinese third agersen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, A: angleung@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeung, DYP: dorisl@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChi, I: irischi@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, A=rp00405en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, DYP=rp00465en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/geront/gnp148-
dc.identifier.hkuros168403en_HK
dc.identifier.volume49-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 2-
dc.identifier.spage170en_HK
dc.identifier.epage170-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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