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Use of role model stories to overcome barriers to hospice among African Americans

TitleUse of role model stories to overcome barriers to hospice among African Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsEnguidanos, S, Kogan, AC, Lorenz, K, Taylor, G
JournalJ Palliat MedJ Palliat Med
Date PublishedFeb
ISBN Number1557-7740 (Electronic)<br/>1557-7740 (Linking)
Accession Number21265628
KeywordsAfrican Americans/ psychology, Aged, Aged, 80 and Over, Data Collection, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Services Accessibility, Hospice Care, Humans, Los Angeles, Male, Middle Aged, Models, Theoretical, Pamphlets
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To test a brochure comprising hospice patient role model stories aimed at improving attitudes and knowledge of hospice among older African Americans. DESIGN: Pre-post community-based study. SETTING: Community-based organizations including senior centers, community exercise programs, churches, and senior care management services in greater Los Angeles area. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-one African Americans aged 65 and older. INTERVENTION: Hospice brochure containing theoretically driven role model stories portraying African Americans' experience with hospice, their initial attitudes and beliefs about hospice, factors influencing their enrollment in the program, and outcomes following enrollment. MEASUREMENTS: Change from baseline in attitudes toward, knowledge of, and intentions to enroll in hospice. RESULTS: Mean knowledge scores (range, 0-9) increased from 5.76 (standard deviation [SD] = 2.12) at pretest to 6.95 (SD = 1.90) at posttest (t = -6.14, p
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