Health Services Use and Need of Older Adults at Tucson House Community

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Title:
Health Services Use and Need of Older Adults at Tucson House Community
Author:
Stahmer, Elizabeth Ellen
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was based on a condensed version of the Andersen-Newman social-psychological model of health care utilization, and investigated whether the predisposing factors of advanced age, gender, and education level influenced health services utilization and need for health services by older adults residing at Tucson House. This study also explored whether depression impacted the level of need for health services among older adults. It was hypothesized that advancing age, being female, having increased education, and being depressed predisposed an individual to need and utilize health care and related services to a greater extent. A descriptive design was used in the secondary analysis of participant characteristics obtained from potential users of an academic nursing center. The sample included older adults (N=85), 65 years and older, who participated in the Tucson House Health Needs Assessment Project. Findings from the current study did not support the hypotheses or validate the adapted conceptual framework.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
MS
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Gerontology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Badger, Terry
Committee Chair:
Badger, Terry

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleHealth Services Use and Need of Older Adults at Tucson House Communityen_US
dc.creatorStahmer, Elizabeth Ellenen_US
dc.contributor.authorStahmer, Elizabeth Ellenen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was based on a condensed version of the Andersen-Newman social-psychological model of health care utilization, and investigated whether the predisposing factors of advanced age, gender, and education level influenced health services utilization and need for health services by older adults residing at Tucson House. This study also explored whether depression impacted the level of need for health services among older adults. It was hypothesized that advancing age, being female, having increased education, and being depressed predisposed an individual to need and utilize health care and related services to a greater extent. A descriptive design was used in the secondary analysis of participant characteristics obtained from potential users of an academic nursing center. The sample included older adults (N=85), 65 years and older, who participated in the Tucson House Health Needs Assessment Project. Findings from the current study did not support the hypotheses or validate the adapted conceptual framework.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameMSen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGerontologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBadger, Terryen_US
dc.contributor.chairBadger, Terryen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1910en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659746477en_US
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