ERIC Number: EJ550638
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Aging Families of Adults with Mental Retardation: Patterns and Correlates of Service Use, Need, and Knowledge.
Smith, Gregory C.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v102 n1 p13-26 Jul 1997
A survey of 235 older mothers (mean age 70) of adult offspring with mental retardation found low levels of service use despite knowledge of service availability. Service utilization was related to offspring age, gender, family income, amount of care provided by mothers, mothers' marital status, assistance from adult children without mental retardation, and reported levels of subjective burden. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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