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Intention to Use Long-Term Care Facilities: Differences beween Korean Pre-elderly and Korean Baby-boomers
- Intention to Use Long-Term Care Facilities: Differences beween Korean Pre-elderly and Korean Baby-boomers
- Hong M.; Hong S.; Kim M.H.; Yi E.H.
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- Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
- vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 357 - 368
- Korean baby-boomers; Korean pre-elderly; Long-term care facilities; Long-term care needs; Self-care activities
- Springer New York LLC
- With the rapidly increasing number of older adults, dealing with long-term care (LTC) needs becomes an emerging issue in South Korea. This study aims to examine factors affecting the intention to use longtermcare facilities with two groups of young-old adults: (1) Korean pre-elderly (KPE) and (2) Korean babyboomers (KBB). Guided by Andersen’s behavioral model of health service use and prior research, predisposing characters, enabling resources, need factors, availabilities of informal care and self-care activities were used as predictors. In the final analyses, 803 KPE and 966 KBB were included. The results of logistic regression analyses showed different findings in two groups. Age, education, spouse's physicalhealth, and self-care activities for relationship with family and friends are significantly associated with intention to use LTC facilities among KPE. However, income, physical health of respondents, and relationship satisfaction with children are significantly related to intention of use LTC facilities in the group of KBB. This study suggests different LTC needs between KPE and KBB. Health care professionals and policy makers need to consider such differences to provide quality LTC care for them. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.
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