Predicting factors for intention of use of long-term care facilities by aging Chinese-Canadians

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This study examined the predictors of the elderly Chinese-Canadians' intention of using long-term care facilities. The data for this study were collected as part of a larger research project, Health and Well Being of Older Chinese in Canada, which surveyed a total of 2,272 Chinese aged 55 and above. Among the 2,249 participants who answered the question on whether they would consider applying for long-term care facilities if their health deteriorated, 920 (40.9 percent) indicated that they would. The findings indicated that higher level of dependence in instrumental activities of daily living, living alone, higher level of social support, and higher level of Chinese ethnic identity were the significant predictors of intention to apply to a long-term care facility among older Chinese-Canadians. Implications for service providers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-46
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Social Work in Long Term Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

User-Defined Keywords

  • Long-term care facility
  • elderly
  • Chinese-Canadians


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