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The California preventive health care for the aging program: differences between the younger old and the oldest old.

Health Promotion International

Author: Chi, I., Lubben, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994

Abstract:

Data from the California Preventive Health Care for the Aging Program are used to examine age differences in health promotional activities among the elderly. Assessment, referral, & health counseling practices of nurses are also explored. Surprisingly, many of the oldest old (persons age 85+) were as free of chronic health conditions as younger elderly program participants. A general practice bias was observed against referring oldest-old participants for additional health evaluation & treatment. Practice & research implications are discussed.

Further Details

Pages: 169-176
Volume: 9
Issue: 3
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1093/heapro/9.3.169
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement
Reads: 168
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