Faculty Publications

Title

Utilization of formal support services among hispanic americans caring for aging parents

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Formal supports, Health care untilization, Hispanic care-givers, Intra group differences

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Volume

43

Issue

2-3

First Page

5

Last Page

23

Abstract

Most studies of formal service utilization among ethnic minority groups reveal little about the within-group variation in formal service use by caregiving families. The present study explores patterns of formal service utilization among 43 Hispanic caregiving families that vary according to differences in level of acculturation. In so doing, the utility of Andersen's behavioral model of health care service utilization is called into question. © 2004 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

9-14-2004

DOI of published version

10.1300/J083v43n02_02

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