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ERIC Number: EJ784832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0714-9808
Indicators of Home Care Use in Urban and Rural Settings
Mitchell, Lori A.; Strain, Laurel A.; Blandford, Audrey A.
Canadian Journal on Aging, v26 n3 p275-280 Fall 2007
This study employs a longitudinal design to examine rural-urban differences in home care service use over time, drawing on data from the Manitoba Study of Health and Aging (MSHA). Characteristics of community-dwelling, cognitively intact adults aged 65 years or older not receiving home care services in the province of Manitoba (n = 855) were collected in 1991/1992. Place of residence was categorized as "urban/small-town zone" or "predominantly rural area". A 5-year follow-up determined subsequent home care use. Urban residents were more likely to receive home care than those in small-town zones or predominantly rural areas. Characteristics associated with use differed according to place of residence, with the exception of baseline physical functioning and changes in physical functioning that consistently emerged as significant. Directions for future research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada