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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158646
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Needs of Community Services among Older Adults
Abstract:
The Needs of Community Services among Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Lu , Yueh-Feng
Contact Address:College of Nursing and Health, 8156 Julian Place, Dayton, OH, 45458, USA
Co-Authors:May Wykle
A wide range of community services provides a variety of health and social services to sustain the elderly person within the community. It is crucial to keep older adults functioning at the highest level of independence possible. There is little known about the knowledge, needs, and use of the community services among older adults and the factors that affect available community service for elders. The purpose of this study was to determine the comprehensive needs of a geriatric population living within the community and become familiar with the nursing care in order to plan for health care. The Anderson Behavioral Model provided the theoretical framework for the study. A random sample of 162 (128 female and 34 male) elders aged 60 to 93 was recruited from a Midwest state and were interviewed via telephone over a two-month period. The interviewing questionnaires included the knowledge, use of 17 types of services available in the community. Data were analyzed using descriptive, Spearman correlation, and Chi-square statistics. Results indicated that most respondents had knowledge about home delivered meals, transportation, and home nursing services. For those who knew about these services, physical therapy, medical services, and transportation were the ones most highly used. Companion service, adult day care, and community mental health services were the least services used. The top services that respondents believed they needed were transportation, home care services, medical services, and protective services. The overall knowledge about these 17 services was not significantly different between two racial groups. The black respondents reported a significantly higher need on all of the services. This study suggested that home health care, home nursing and physical therapy services were not as helpful as seniors originally expected, and that the quality of these services need improvement. AN: MN030351
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Needs of Community Services among Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158646-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Needs of Community Services among Older Adults </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lu , Yueh-Feng</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing and Health, 8156 Julian Place, Dayton, OH, 45458, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">May Wykle </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A wide range of community services provides a variety of health and social services to sustain the elderly person within the community. It is crucial to keep older adults functioning at the highest level of independence possible. There is little known about the knowledge, needs, and use of the community services among older adults and the factors that affect available community service for elders. The purpose of this study was to determine the comprehensive needs of a geriatric population living within the community and become familiar with the nursing care in order to plan for health care. The Anderson Behavioral Model provided the theoretical framework for the study. A random sample of 162 (128 female and 34 male) elders aged 60 to 93 was recruited from a Midwest state and were interviewed via telephone over a two-month period. The interviewing questionnaires included the knowledge, use of 17 types of services available in the community. Data were analyzed using descriptive, Spearman correlation, and Chi-square statistics. Results indicated that most respondents had knowledge about home delivered meals, transportation, and home nursing services. For those who knew about these services, physical therapy, medical services, and transportation were the ones most highly used. Companion service, adult day care, and community mental health services were the least services used. The top services that respondents believed they needed were transportation, home care services, medical services, and protective services. The overall knowledge about these 17 services was not significantly different between two racial groups. The black respondents reported a significantly higher need on all of the services. This study suggested that home health care, home nursing and physical therapy services were not as helpful as seniors originally expected, and that the quality of these services need improvement. AN: MN030351 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:15:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:15:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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