Predictors and patterns of home health care utilization among older adults in Shanghai, China.


Journal Article

The objective of this study is to explore the predictors and patterns of home health care among older adults in Shanghai, China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the Yangpu and Pudong Districts of Shanghai from August to September of 2015. A total of 982 eligible seniors were chosen for interviews based on a stratified random sample. Four home health care patterns were identified through an exploratory factor analysis: daily living care, skilled nursing care, chronic care, and episodic care. Findings suggest that need factors have more influence on home health care use than predisposing factors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liang, Y; Liang, H; Corazzini, KN

Published Date

  • January 8, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 42

PubMed ID

  • 30616496

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30616496

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-0856

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0162-1424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/01621424.2018.1483280


  • eng