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"End-of-life communication: Ethnic differences between Korean American and non-Hispanic White older adults": Erratum

Title"End-of-life communication: Ethnic differences between Korean American and non-Hispanic White older adults": Erratum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKo, E, Lee, J
JournalJournal of Aging and HealthJournal of Aging and Health
Volume23
Pagination203
Date PublishedFeb
Type of ArticleErratum/Correction
ISBN Number0898-2643<br/>1552-6887
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2011-00449-011
Keywords*Communication, *Health, *Palliative Care, *Racial and Ethnic Differences, end-of-life communication, ethnic differences, Korean American older adults, non-Hispanic White older adults, Gerontology [2860], Human, Korean Cultural Groups, Latinos/Latinas
AbstractReports an error in "End-of-life communication: Ethnic differences between Korean American and non-Hispanic White older adults" by Eunjeong Ko and Jaehoon Lee (Journal of Aging and Health, 2009[Oct], Vol 21[7], 967-984). In the original article the first full sentence on page 977 was incorrect. The correction is given in the erratum. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2009-17918-002). Objective: This study examined ethnic differences in end-of-life communication between Korean American and non-Hispanic White older adults using the Health Belief Model as a conceptual framework. Method: A cross sectional design was employed to survey 217 community-dwelling older adults (112 Korean Americans and 105 Non-Hispanic Whites). Results: Half of the participants had never held end-of-life discussions with significant others. Non-Hispanic Whites were more likely to engage in end-of-life communication than Korean Americans, but the ethnicity effect was not evident in a multivariate analysis. Only participants' knowledge, perceived barriers, perceived severity, and experience of illness significantly predicted the likelihood of the end-of-life communication. Higher knowledge, stronger beliefs about the perceived severity and barriers, and greater experience of illness were related to having end-of-life communication. Discussion: Knowledge and health beliefs play an important role in end-of-life communication which differs by ethnicity. Culturally competent health care practitioners need to consider ethnic variation in advance care planning. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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