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Article: Quality of life in older adults: Benefits from caring services in Hong Kong

TitleQuality of life in older adults: Benefits from caring services in Hong Kong
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Issue Date2005
PublisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300
Citation
Social Indicators Research, 2005, v. 71 n. 1, p. 291-334 How to Cite?
Abstract
Many older adults are in need of care. Therefore, older people would generally benefit from the use of caring services, notably including home care, residential care, nursing, and medical services. The contributory factors underlying caring services tend to be a caring perspective that aspires to sustain older people's social relationships and real-life involvement. To gauge the benefits from various social and health services, the present study relies on a large-scale survey of 3000 older adults in Hong Kong, using quality of life as a criterion. Results showed that an older adult who had used (ordinary or enhanced) home care services for a longer time turned out to have appreciably more improvement in quality of life. Besides, those who joined an interest group more frequently were higher in quality of life, including the health domain. On the other hand, frequent use of medical and meal-to-home services were signals that reflected problems detrimental to the older user's quality of life. Despite this, the quality of clinics or hospitals, as perceived by the older adult, was the most beneficial. As such, caring services that foster older adults' interests, cater to their health care needs, and embody quality can have principal contribution to their users' quality of life. © Springer 2005.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88210
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Author Affiliations
  1. Chinese University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, JCKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKwan, AYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, SSCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNgan, RMHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, SHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeung, EMFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:40:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:40:20Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSocial Indicators Research, 2005, v. 71 n. 1, p. 291-334en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0303-8300en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88210-
dc.description.abstractMany older adults are in need of care. Therefore, older people would generally benefit from the use of caring services, notably including home care, residential care, nursing, and medical services. The contributory factors underlying caring services tend to be a caring perspective that aspires to sustain older people's social relationships and real-life involvement. To gauge the benefits from various social and health services, the present study relies on a large-scale survey of 3000 older adults in Hong Kong, using quality of life as a criterion. Results showed that an older adult who had used (ordinary or enhanced) home care services for a longer time turned out to have appreciably more improvement in quality of life. Besides, those who joined an interest group more frequently were higher in quality of life, including the health domain. On the other hand, frequent use of medical and meal-to-home services were signals that reflected problems detrimental to the older user's quality of life. Despite this, the quality of clinics or hospitals, as perceived by the older adult, was the most beneficial. As such, caring services that foster older adults' interests, cater to their health care needs, and embody quality can have principal contribution to their users' quality of life. © Springer 2005.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0303-8300en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Indicators Researchen_HK
dc.titleQuality of life in older adults: Benefits from caring services in Hong Kongen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChan, SSC: scsophia@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11205-004-8021-3en_HK
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