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Article: Community attitudes to institutional care of the aged in Hong Kong

TitleCommunity attitudes to institutional care of the aged in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAged
institutionalization
Hong Kong
Issue Date1996
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1996, v. 2 n. 1, p. 10-17 How to Cite?
AbstractThe objective of the study was to assess community attitudes to institutional care of the aged in Hong Kong. A random sample of 1,023 adult residents were telephone-interviewed. 22.7% and 57.5% of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that non-disabled and disabled elderly be accommodated in institutions respectively. Social factors of the respondents and physical and behavioural factors of the elderly had significant effects on these attitudes. Furthermore, age, gender, educational level and experience in living or looking after elderly also had significant effects. This study provides important information on the community attitudes to institutionalization of the elderly in Hong Kong. These attitudes will have significant effects on the demand for institutional care for the elderly in the next decade. The findings should also help health care workers identify elderly at-risk of institutionalization. Hence, early intervention may help reduce some of these placements.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44956
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
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dc.contributor.authorLam, TPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorPiterman, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, CLKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLauder, IJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:14:24Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:14:24Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 1996, v. 2 n. 1, p. 10-17en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe objective of the study was to assess community attitudes to institutional care of the aged in Hong Kong. A random sample of 1,023 adult residents were telephone-interviewed. 22.7% and 57.5% of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that non-disabled and disabled elderly be accommodated in institutions respectively. Social factors of the respondents and physical and behavioural factors of the elderly had significant effects on these attitudes. Furthermore, age, gender, educational level and experience in living or looking after elderly also had significant effects. This study provides important information on the community attitudes to institutionalization of the elderly in Hong Kong. These attitudes will have significant effects on the demand for institutional care for the elderly in the next decade. The findings should also help health care workers identify elderly at-risk of institutionalization. Hence, early intervention may help reduce some of these placements.en_HK
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dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hken_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAgeden_HK
dc.subjectinstitutionalizationen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.titleCommunity attitudes to institutional care of the aged in Hong Kongen_HK
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