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Setting Priorities in Aging Populations: Formal Service Use among Mexican American Female Elders

Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Author: John, R., Roy, L. C., Dietz, T. L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1997

Abstract:

Secondary analysis of data from a 1988 national survey are drawn on to examine patterns & predictors of formal service use by 483 elderly Mexican American women. Results indicate two patterns of service use - in the home & at senior centers. Regression analysis demonstrates that formal in-home services are used most by those with functional impairment in instrumental activities of daily living & those with the least amount of assistance with such activities provided by family members. Living alone & attending group social events are the best predictors of the use of senior center services. Anticipated changes in the Mexican American population portend a growing need for both types of services, & these findings can be used to establish policy & programming priorities.


Further Details

Full Title: Journal of Aging & Social Policy
Pages: 69-85
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 8.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 14/08/2013
Keywords: North Americaoldercognitivepolicy compliance
Reads: 151
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