Autonomy and acceptance of long-term care

Hui Chuan Hsu, Yu Shan Ting, Ting Wen Jiang, Ming Chih Chien, Chih Hsin Chien

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Abstract

This study explored the relationship between four types of autonomy (health autonomy, informational autonomy, living autonomy, and financial autonomy) and the acceptance of five types of long-term care (adult day care, respite care, assisted living, unit care, and group home) for the elderly in Taiwan. Data were collected from 167 middle-aged and older people. The acceptance of five types of long-term care ranged from 75.9-84.9%. Financial autonomy and information autonomy were significantly related to acceptance of all five types of long-term care. Living autonomy is related to assisted living and group homes. Policy implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-962
Number of pages14
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Hsu, H. C., Ting, Y. S., Jiang, T. W., Chien, M. C., & Chien, C. H. (2009). Autonomy and acceptance of long-term care. Educational Gerontology, 35(11), 949-962. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601270902821327