ERIC Number: EJ957885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
Health Care Service Needs and Correlates of Quality of Life: A Case Study of Elderly Chinese Immigrants in Canada
Chow, Henry P. H.
Social Indicators Research, v106 n2 p347-358 Apr 2012
This study explored the health care service needs and the major correlates of quality of life among 127 community-dwelling elderly Chinese immigrants in a western Canadian city. Participants were interviewed in their homes by trained, bilingual interviewers employing a structured questionnaire that covered a wide range of topics including health care service needs, living arrangements, health status, social network, life satisfaction, and socio-demographic information. Results demonstrated that ethnic nursing homes, senior centres that provide programs and services, and homemaker services were respondents' major service needs. Multiple ordinary least-squares regression analysis revealed that respondents who emigrated from Mainland China and those who exhibited greater psychological well-being, reported being physically more mobile, perceived fewer service needs, and expressed satisfaction with the quality of their neighbourhood demonstrated higher levels of life satisfaction.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Immigrants, Life Satisfaction, Health Conditions, Quality of Life, Older Adults, Nursing Homes, Multiple Regression Analysis, Health Services, Social Services, Case Studies, Social Indicators, Sociometric Techniques, Questionnaires, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Health Needs, Structured Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; China