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Assessing the unmet health care needs that affect the quality of life of older persons is an important task facing both aging services agencies and health departments. This article reviews various strategies for assessing unmet health care needs and a presents comprehensive framework for...
Society's image offrailty in old age may be characterized as one of a poor, wizened, old woman, wasting away from neglect until her heart finally stops. This article seeks to develop a more scientific profile of the "frail" elderly by examining mortality records of those deaths listed under...
This research investigated the daily stresses (hassles) and satisfactions (uplifts) reported by 78 family members caring for a relative who had recently experienced a stroke. Four domains of hassles and uplifts were examined for their direct effects on three indices of caregiver well-being...
The meaning of and motivations for mall walking among older adults over the age of 60 are explored based on the findings of a qualitative study of mall walkers at a single site. Findings suggest that elements of three extant theoretical frameworks are relevant for promoting physical activity in...
The heated national debate concerning health care must include a discussion of a patient's wishes and the implications of his or her right to determine individual medical treatment decisions, especially at the end of life. This article is an examination of physician paternalism versus patient...
The 1992 reauthorization of the OlderAmericans Act (OAA) requires the Assistant Secretary on Aging to produce a set of guidelines to aid states in the development of their Intrastate Funding Formula (IFF). The purpose of this investigation was to examine, using two states as case studies, the...
Specialized health promotion programs are essential for older African Americans because of the increased health risks that this population faces. Since 1983, we developed and provided specialized health promotion programs to older rural minority populations in North Florida. Using a modified...
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