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The power of labels: Recruiting dementia-affected Chinese American elders and their caregivers

TitleThe power of labels: Recruiting dementia-affected Chinese American elders and their caregivers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGuo, Z, Levy, BR, Hinton, W, Weitzman, PFlynn, Levkoff, SE
JournalJournal of Mental Health and AgingJournal of Mental Health and Aging
Volume6
Pagination103-112
Date PublishedSpr
ISBN Number1078-4470
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2000-15395-008
Keywords*Alzheimer's Disease, *Caregivers, *Dementia, *Experimental Subjects, Home Care & Hospice [3375], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Nurses, Physicians, recruitment factors for Alzheimer's disease & dementia study, Chinese-American caregivers & physicians & nurses, Sociocultural Factors, us
AbstractDescribed factors in recruiting Ss for a study of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the Chinese-American community. Interviews were conducted with 30 Chinese-American caregivers of demented patients, 3 Chinese-American physicians, and 2 community-based Chinese-American nurses, most residing in the Boston area. Themes emerging from collected data include: (1) caregivers' strong resistance to acknowledging the presence of dementia; (2) health personnel discounting dementia study participation; and (3) attributing the patient's symptoms to advanced age. Findings suggest that more public health education about dementia is needed in Chinese American communities in order to reduce social stigma and increase recruitment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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