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Conference Paper: The role of psychosocial factors in long-term care utilization among elderly Chinese
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TitleThe role of psychosocial factors in long-term care utilization among elderly Chinese
 
AuthorsLou, VW
Chui, E
Leung, A
Kwan, CW
Chi, I
Leung, E
 
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics
 
Issue Date2009
 
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
 
CitationThe 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2009), Atlanta, GA., 18-22 November 2009. In The Gerontologist, 2009, v. 49 suppl. 2, p. 302 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnp148
 
AbstractAIMS: This study aims to examine the role of psychosocial factors associated with the choices of community-based long-term care services for elderly Chinese people in Hong Kong. METHOD: The survey method was adopted using multi-stage sampling. A standardized questionnaire was designed based on Anderson’s Health Behavioral Model. A total of 435 elderly people were interviewed successfully. Among them, about 37% were male; close to 45% did not have formal education, and about 56% were not married. 23% were cared for by spouses; about half were cared for by children. RESULTS: The study tested the expanded Anderson model empirically on its enhanced power to explain long-term care utilization by including psychosocial factors. As hypothesized, psychosocial factors contributed the largest explained variance (changedR2 = 0.1663) to the differentiated utilization of long-term care services, followed by needs characteristics (changedR2 = 0.1590) and enabling characteristics (changedR2 = 0.1028). On top of needs factors (i.e. level of impairment in daily living and cognitive functioning), and enabling factors (i.e. financial considerations), older adults who chose to stay in the community were more likely to have positive attitudes towards community-based services, higher levels of family solidarity (i.e. the availability of caregivers in the same household and the primary caregivers being economically inactive), and preferences for staying in the community. CONCLUSION: To achieve ‘Aging in place’ in a Chinese context such as Hong Kong, psychosocial factors in regards to attitude, family solidarity, and service preference need to be taken into consideration in program planning and policy development.
 
DescriptionSession 1225 (Poster) - Home and Community Based Care: no. 98
This journal suppl. entitled: 2009 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
 
ISSN0016-9013
2013 Impact Factor: 2.772
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.703
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnp148
 
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dc.contributor.authorLou, VW
 
dc.contributor.authorChui, E
 
dc.contributor.authorLeung, A
 
dc.contributor.authorKwan, CW
 
dc.contributor.authorChi, I
 
dc.contributor.authorLeung, E
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:24:50Z
 
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:24:50Z
 
dc.date.issued2009
 
dc.description.abstractAIMS: This study aims to examine the role of psychosocial factors associated with the choices of community-based long-term care services for elderly Chinese people in Hong Kong. METHOD: The survey method was adopted using multi-stage sampling. A standardized questionnaire was designed based on Anderson’s Health Behavioral Model. A total of 435 elderly people were interviewed successfully. Among them, about 37% were male; close to 45% did not have formal education, and about 56% were not married. 23% were cared for by spouses; about half were cared for by children. RESULTS: The study tested the expanded Anderson model empirically on its enhanced power to explain long-term care utilization by including psychosocial factors. As hypothesized, psychosocial factors contributed the largest explained variance (changedR2 = 0.1663) to the differentiated utilization of long-term care services, followed by needs characteristics (changedR2 = 0.1590) and enabling characteristics (changedR2 = 0.1028). On top of needs factors (i.e. level of impairment in daily living and cognitive functioning), and enabling factors (i.e. financial considerations), older adults who chose to stay in the community were more likely to have positive attitudes towards community-based services, higher levels of family solidarity (i.e. the availability of caregivers in the same household and the primary caregivers being economically inactive), and preferences for staying in the community. CONCLUSION: To achieve ‘Aging in place’ in a Chinese context such as Hong Kong, psychosocial factors in regards to attitude, family solidarity, and service preference need to be taken into consideration in program planning and policy development.
 
dc.descriptionSession 1225 (Poster) - Home and Community Based Care: no. 98
 
dc.descriptionThis journal suppl. entitled: 2009 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
 
dc.identifier.citationThe 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA 2009), Atlanta, GA., 18-22 November 2009. In The Gerontologist, 2009, v. 49 suppl. 2, p. 302 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnp148
 
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnp148
 
dc.identifier.epage302
 
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dc.identifier.issn0016-9013
2013 Impact Factor: 2.772
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.703
 
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dc.identifier.spage302
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/124267
 
dc.identifier.volume49
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
 
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
 
dc.relation.ispartofThe Gerontologist
 
dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics
 
dc.titleThe role of psychosocial factors in long-term care utilization among elderly Chinese
 
dc.typeConference_Paper
 
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