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Elder care among Asian Indian families: Attitudes and satisfactions

TitleElder care among Asian Indian families: Attitudes and satisfactions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsRamanathan, CS, Ramanathan, PN
JournalCommunity Alternatives: International Journal of Family CareCommunity Alternatives: International Journal of Family Care
Volume6
Pagination93-112
Date PublishedSpr
ISBN Number1052-7656
Accession NumberPeer-Reviewed Status-Unknown: 1994-42682-001
Keywords*Aging (Attitudes Toward), *Asians, *Caregivers, *Elder Care, *South Asian Cultural Groups, Community & Social Services [3373], Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), India, Social Casework, Sociocultural Factors, sociocultural factors & attitudes toward aging & satisfaction with elder care, Asian Indian aged & family caregivers, India & US, social work implications
AbstractConducted a study with a nonrandom survey design to examine the function of family caregivers' attitude toward aging and the degree of elderly persons' satisfaction with the care received. Ss were 23 elderly persons and their 23 primary caregivers from rural and urban areas of India. Both the caregivers and the elderly persons found the family caregiving arrangement to be mostly a positive experience. Furthermore, the attitude of the caregivers, particularly those in the rural areas, was very favorable toward the elderly persons, and the caregivers' attitude had a direct positive relationship to the elderly persons' level of satisfaction with the care they received. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).