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Knowledge of Alzheimer's disease, feelings of shame, and awareness of services among Korean American elders

TitleKnowledge of Alzheimer's disease, feelings of shame, and awareness of services among Korean American elders
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsJang, Y, Kim, G, Chiriboga, D
JournalJournal of Aging and HealthJournal of Aging and Health
Volume22
Pagination419-433
Date PublishedJun
ISBN Number0898-2643<br/>1552-6887
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2010-09766-002
Keywords*Alzheimer's Disease, Aging, Alzheimers disease, feelings of shame, awareness of services, Korean American elders, aging, Awareness, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Neurological Disorders & Brain Damage [3297], Shame, us
AbstractObjective: To explore predictors of knowledge of Alzheimer's disease (AD), feelings of shame if a family member were to have AD, and awareness of AD-related services among Korean American elders. Method: Using data from 675 Korean American elders (mean age = 70.2, SD = 6.87), the study estimates hierarchical linear or logistic regression models. Results: Greater knowledge of AD is predicted by higher levels of education and acculturation. Feelings of shame associated with family members having AD are more likely to be reported by individuals with lower levels of education, acculturation, and knowledge of AD. Those who are married have greater levels of education and acculturation, and those who have a family member with AD are more aware of AD-related services. Discussion: The study findings underscore the pivotal role of education and acculturation in predicting knowledge of AD, feelings of shame, and awareness of AD-related services. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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