Attitudes toward community-based services among Japanese American families

Heather M Young, Wayne M. McCormick, Peter P. Vitaliano

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Abstract

Purpose: This descriptive study explored attitudes toward community-based long-term care services and factors influencing service utilization among Japanese American families. Design and Methods: Using grounded theory methodology, the Japanese American sample included 26 family caregivers, 4 persons receiving care, and 14 professional providers (n = 44). Results: Attitudes toward services were identified along six dimensions: ability to meet care needs, autonomy in daily life, quality of care and staff, cost, emotional connotations, and social and physical environment. Participants used formal services in a dynamic manner, meeting both episodic and chronic needs. Families played an active role in sustaining and augmenting the caregiving situation, regardless of living arrangement. Implications: This research highlights the range of criteria included in attitude formation about services and the dynamic nature of the interplay between families and formal services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)814-825
Number of pages12
JournalGerontologist
Volume42
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Asian Americans
Social Welfare
Aptitude
Social Environment
Quality of Health Care
Long-Term Care
Caregivers
Quality of Life
Costs and Cost Analysis
Research

Keywords

  • Adult day care
  • Adult family homes
  • Assisted living
  • Decision making
  • Family caregiving
  • Home care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging

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Young, H. M., McCormick, W. M., & Vitaliano, P. P. (2002). Attitudes toward community-based services among Japanese American families. Gerontologist, 42(6), 814-825.

Attitudes toward community-based services among Japanese American families. / Young, Heather M; McCormick, Wayne M.; Vitaliano, Peter P.

In: Gerontologist, Vol. 42, No. 6, 11.2002, p. 814-825.

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Young, HM, McCormick, WM & Vitaliano, PP 2002, 'Attitudes toward community-based services among Japanese American families', Gerontologist, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 814-825.
Young, Heather M ; McCormick, Wayne M. ; Vitaliano, Peter P. / Attitudes toward community-based services among Japanese American families. In: Gerontologist. 2002 ; Vol. 42, No. 6. pp. 814-825.
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