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Article: The psychological well-being of elderly persons living in old urban areas of Hong Kong: A social perspective

TitleThe psychological well-being of elderly persons living in old urban areas of Hong Kong: A social perspective
Authors
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics medical sciences
Psychiatry and neurology psychology
Issue Date2005
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.asp
Citation
Aging & Mental Health, 2005, v. 9 n. 2, p. 162-166 How to Cite?
AbstractUsing the Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS-15) and the short form of the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), this study found that the Chinese elderly who live in old urban areas of Hong Kong are at risk of suffering from poor mental health because of their relatively deprived social conditions. It was also found that the respondent's scores in the GDS-15 correlated with their social conditions, including type of housing, availability of helpers, financial status and family support. However, Chinese elderly people often avoid seeking help because of the fear of being stigmatised. There is a need for more research in the future to study their needs and problems so that social work practitioners can be well informed and culturally competent to help this disadvantaged group.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48673
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.861
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.contributor.authorLam, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorBoey, KWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-22T04:20:57Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-22T04:20:57Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAging & Mental Health, 2005, v. 9 n. 2, p. 162-166en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/48673-
dc.description.abstractUsing the Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS-15) and the short form of the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), this study found that the Chinese elderly who live in old urban areas of Hong Kong are at risk of suffering from poor mental health because of their relatively deprived social conditions. It was also found that the respondent's scores in the GDS-15 correlated with their social conditions, including type of housing, availability of helpers, financial status and family support. However, Chinese elderly people often avoid seeking help because of the fear of being stigmatised. There is a need for more research in the future to study their needs and problems so that social work practitioners can be well informed and culturally competent to help this disadvantaged group.en_HK
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dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13607863.aspen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics medical sciencesen_HK
dc.subjectPsychiatry and neurology psychologyen_HK
dc.titleThe psychological well-being of elderly persons living in old urban areas of Hong Kong: A social perspectiveen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1360-7863&volume=9&issue=2&spage=162&epage=166&date=2005&atitle=The+psychological+well-being+of+elderly+persons+living+in+old+urban+areas+of+Hong+Kong:+A+social+perspectiveen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLam, CW: cwlam@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailBoey, KW: kwboey@HKUCC.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607860412331336823en_HK
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