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End-of-life treatment preference among low-income older adults: a race/ethnicity comparison study

TitleEnd-of-life treatment preference among low-income older adults: a race/ethnicity comparison study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKo, E, Lee, J
JournalJ Health Care Poor UnderservedJ Health Care Poor Underserved
Volume25
Pagination1021-33
Date PublishedAug
ISBN Number1548-6869 (Electronic)<br/>1049-2089 (Linking)
Accession Number25130222
AbstractINTRODUCTION: Racial/ethnic minority older adults in low-income status might be at a greater risk than others of developing chronic illness. We sought to examine the effects of race/ethnicity on end-of-life (EOL) treatment preference among low-income older adults. METHODS: A cross-sectional study surveyed 256 low-income older adults (90 Whites, 82 Hispanics, 84 Blacks) in a California city. RESULTS: Hierarchical multiple regression results showed that participants with greater religiosity (p