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Eldercare in a Filipino community: Older women's attitudes toward caregiving and service use

TitleEldercare in a Filipino community: Older women's attitudes toward caregiving and service use
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKimura, J, Browne, CV
JournalJournal of Women & AgingJournal of Women & Aging
Volume21
Pagination229-243
Date PublishedJul
ISBN Number0895-2841<br/>1540-7322
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2010-11733-007
Keywords*Aging, *Elder Care, *Female Attitudes, *Health Care Utilization, *Southeast Asian Cultural Groups, Caregivers, elder care, Filipino communities, older women, female attitudes, caregiving, service use, immigration, Gerontology, Health & Mental Health Services [3370], Human Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older), Immigration, us
AbstractFocus group research on elderly Filipino women living in the United States yields preliminary findings regarding their attitudes toward caregiving and formal service use. Filipino cultural values and the economic challenges attributed to their immigration status were perceived to be the greatest strengths and challenges in caring for the aged. Results identify generally positive attitudes toward formal service use and governmental assistance. Together, these findings shed light on Filipinos' acceptance and use of formal services. Further research to confirm and explore these findings can guide the design of the nation's practice and policy interventions for an increasingly ethnic and cultural diverse older population. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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