Longitudinal changes in self-reported expectations for nursing home use in the health and retirement study

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dc.contributor Crowther, Martha R.
dc.contributor Guadagno, Rosanna E.
dc.contributor Kim, Giyeon
dc.contributor Smith, Jacqui
dc.contributor.advisor Allen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributor.author Haley, Philip Parker
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:34:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:34:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001010
dc.identifier.other Haley_alatus_0004D_11115
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1496
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The Behavioral Model of Health Services Use (Andersen, 1968; Andersen & Newman, 1973) is a frequently used framework for examining the factors that bear upon the decision to pursue and utilize health services (Andersen & Newman, 1973; Mui, Choi, & Monk, 1998). According to this model, an individual's predisposing characteristics, their enabling resources, and their degree of need combine to determine whether or not they will pursue health services such as nursing home care. The current study investigated the relations between variables predicted by the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use to influence longitudinal expectations for nursing home use among adults 50 years of age and older. Variables of interest were drawn from the 2002-2008 waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and included demographics, previous health services use, possession of insurance that pays for nursing home care, social support, cognitive status, emotional health, and functional status. Results suggested that the variables selected based upon the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use exhibited a limited ability to predict changes in nursing home use expectations across time. Limitations of the current study, as well as potential areas for future studies, were discussed.
dc.format.extent 92 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Clinical psychology
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.subject.other Gerontology
dc.title Longitudinal changes in self-reported expectations for nursing home use in the health and retirement study
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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