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A conceptual framework for identifying unmet health care needs of community dwelling elderly

Journal of Applied Gerontology

Author: Diwan, S., Moriarty, D.
Year: 1995
Type: Journal Article


Reviews various strategies for assessing unmet health care needs that affect the quality of life of older persons & presents a comprehensive framework for assessing such needs. Needs for health services are categorized by their function, eg, as basic maintenance, supportive, rehabilitative, treatment, promotive, & preventive needs. Factors contributing to unmet needs are categorized by the types of barriers to using existing services, eg, recognition or awareness of need, knowledge about services, & availability, accessibility, affordability, & acceptability of services. Means of data collection for different types of unmet health care needs are presented. Recommendations for using the proposed framework are made to both health departments & aging services agencies.

Further Details

Full Title Journal of Applied Gerontology
Pages 47-63
Volume 14
Issue 1
Accession Number 1.4.03
Research Notes Electronic copy added 07/08/2013
Keywords olderhealth improvementassessmentNorth America

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