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Targeting risk for unmet needs: not enough help versus no help at all

Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences

Author: Lima, J. C., Allen, S. M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2001


The study examined factors associated with unmet need for care among 9,605 persons aged 18 and older who need help with daily living tasks. The analysis focused on two types of unmet need: not enough (or inadequate) help and no help at all. The authors used multinomial logistic regression to examine differences between persons with long-term care need-, who (1) had all their needs met; (2) received inadequate help; and (3) received no help at all. Data were from the Adult Followback to the National Health Interview Survey on Disability for 1994 and 1995. The determinants of inadequate care vs no care differed with respect to age, gender, level of impairment, and insurance status. Whereas age and gender were important in determining inadequate care, insurance coverage and availability of social support were key factors related to a Situation of no care.

Further Details

Publish Dates: Sep
Pages: 302-310
Volume: 56B
Issue: 5
Accession Number: 8.10.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 2/09/2013
Keywords: North Americamobilitycognitive
Reads: 157