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Factors affecting the health of aging Filipino Americans

TitleFactors affecting the health of aging Filipino Americans
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDial, MNovilunio
UniversityDial, Myrna Novilunio: Loma Linda U , US
Accession NumberDissertation Abstract: 2008-99100-084
Keywords*Aging, *Health Behavior, *Health Care Services, Client Satisfaction, health behavior, aging, Filipino Americans, health status, healthcare access, service satisfaction, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older), Social Processes & Social Issues [2900], us
AbstractIn 2000, Filipino Americans ranked as the second largest Asian group in the United States. Although similar to other Asian Americans, Filipino American's specific health challenges need to be addressed. This cross-sectional study described the health status, healthcare access, and service satisfaction of Filipino Americans age 55 and older and examined the factors associated with health status. Survey questionnaires were used to collect data from 192 Filipino Americans-107 women and 85 men. Statistical analyses included bivariate and multivariate regression analyses. Respondents perceived themselves to be relatively healthy. Men reported better health than women as did more acculturated individuals. Resilience and family connectedness were positively associated with better health. Older Filipino Americans generally were satisfied with healthcare access and service. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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