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ERIC Number: EJ776049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Elderly African Immigrants in Minnesota: A Case Study of Needs Assessment in Eight Cities
Darboe, Kebba; Ahmed, Lul S.
Educational Gerontology, v33 n10 p855-866 Oct 2007
Needs assessment is the process of identifying the gap between a target population's needs and its services. If a gap exists, a program can be designed to effectively respond to those needs. This article explores the needs of elderly African immigrants in Minnesota through the use of qualitative interviews. A convenience sampling was used to collect data from 200 available elderly people in eight cities in Minnesota. Data analyses revealed that 90% of them want appropriate nutrition and better delivery of services. Recommendations include support for informal caregivers like family members because these efforts can keep older people at home. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota