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Article: Psychosocial factors associated with acceptance of old age home placement: A study of elderly Chinese in Hong Kong

TitlePsychosocial factors associated with acceptance of old age home placement: A study of elderly Chinese in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAcceptance
Elderly Chinese
Hong Kong
Old Age Home Placement
Issue Date2004
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=1
Citation
Journal Of Applied Gerontology, 2004, v. 23 n. 4, p. 487-504 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined psychosocial factors associated with the acceptance of long-term placement in old age homes (OAHs) among 185 elderly Chinese in Hong Kong. Participants were recruited from local community centers for elderly people and were individually interviewed on their willingness to enter OAHs, attitudes toward OAHs, perceived mental and physical health status, and beliefs about filial piety and independence. Results showed that only 20% of the participants indicated their willingness to enter OAHs in the coming 6 months. Among depicted services and facilities in OAHs, participants rated the quality of OAH staff as the most important, whereas the choice of food and mealtimes were viewed as the least important. Participants were more willing to enter OAHs if depicted services and facilities were provided at OAHs. Findings of the hierarchical regression analysis revealed that salient correlates of willingness to enter OAHs were positive attitudes toward OAHs, poor perceived physical health, male gender, and a low need for independence. Prior visits to OAHs and filial piety beliefs were unrelated to participants' acceptance of OAH care. Service and policy implications in promoting elderly people's sense of autonomy and acceptance of OAH care, reducing the cost of placement in OAHs, and ensuring the quality of services and care in OAHs are also discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172274
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.258
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.470
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dc.contributor.authorTang, CSKen_US
dc.contributor.authorYan, ECWen_US
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dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Applied Gerontology, 2004, v. 23 n. 4, p. 487-504en_US
dc.identifier.issn0733-4648en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis study examined psychosocial factors associated with the acceptance of long-term placement in old age homes (OAHs) among 185 elderly Chinese in Hong Kong. Participants were recruited from local community centers for elderly people and were individually interviewed on their willingness to enter OAHs, attitudes toward OAHs, perceived mental and physical health status, and beliefs about filial piety and independence. Results showed that only 20% of the participants indicated their willingness to enter OAHs in the coming 6 months. Among depicted services and facilities in OAHs, participants rated the quality of OAH staff as the most important, whereas the choice of food and mealtimes were viewed as the least important. Participants were more willing to enter OAHs if depicted services and facilities were provided at OAHs. Findings of the hierarchical regression analysis revealed that salient correlates of willingness to enter OAHs were positive attitudes toward OAHs, poor perceived physical health, male gender, and a low need for independence. Prior visits to OAHs and filial piety beliefs were unrelated to participants' acceptance of OAH care. Service and policy implications in promoting elderly people's sense of autonomy and acceptance of OAH care, reducing the cost of placement in OAHs, and ensuring the quality of services and care in OAHs are also discussed.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Applied Gerontologyen_US
dc.subjectAcceptanceen_US
dc.subjectElderly Chineseen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectOld Age Home Placementen_US
dc.titlePsychosocial factors associated with acceptance of old age home placement: A study of elderly Chinese in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailYan, ECW: elsieyan@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0733464804271278en_US
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