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作者 Greenidge-Lane, Charlene
書名 Older Adults' Perceptions of Ageing and the Primary Care Experience
國際標準書號 9781267228635
book jacket
說明 103 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 73-07, Section: A, page:
Adviser: Ellen Rosenberg
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Adelphi University, School of Social Work, 2012
The phenomenon of ageism (the perception of individuals based solely on their chronological age) may present in both health care professionals and older adults which may influence the level of medical care older adults receive. This predominantly qualitative study focuses on older adults, ( N = 30) sixty-five and older who reside in a naturally occurring retirement community, have maintained connections with their primary care physicians, and were active participants at the local older adult center. This study examines the beliefs of individuals, the extent to which they internalize ageist beliefs and attitudes, and the relationship of these to their perceptions of their medical care with their primary care physician. Each participant completed an informed consent, demographic and attitude toward the primary care experience questionnaires and the Kogan Attitude Towards Old People Scale. The study findings indicate that older adults did not ascribe to negative societal prescripts; as a result, they did not internalize an ageist view. The older adults did maintain positive relationships with their primary care physicians and were able to advocate on their own behalf when dissatisfied. ANOVA analysis revealed there were no significant differences between older adult age groups, (i.e. being young-old, middle-old, or old-old) and their overall level of satisfaction with care received by their primary care physicians and their overall view of themselves. Policy, educational and practice implications suggested by the findings are discussed. Study limitations and possible directions for future research are also addressed
School code: 0536
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 73-07A
主題 Gerontology
Social Work
Health Sciences, Aging
Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery
Alt Author Adelphi University, School of Social Work
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