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Service providers' knowledge and misconceptions about old age: comparison of three service networks

Educational Gerontology

Author: Gibson, J. W., Choi, Y. R. P., Cook, D.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1993


Survey data obtained via E. B. Palmore's Facts on Aging Quiz ( FAQ 1977) are used to explore knowledge about old age among 245 social service providers from 3 service networks in WA. Key findings include: (1) overall, the respondents averaged 64% correct on the FAQ; (2) developmental disabilities service providers scored lower than either aging service providers or generic service providers; & (3) the content areas in which items were most often missed included the psychological aspects of aging, the demographic trends of the aging population, & the socioeconomic status of the elderly. Implications of the results for training service providers are discussed.

Further Details

Pages: 727-741
Volume: 19
Issue: 8
Accession Number: 3.4.03
Keywords: Western Australia, older, mobility
Reads: 347