|Healthcare satisfaction among the older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
|Year of Publication
|SN Social Sciences
|Cluster Analysis, Conjoint analysis, healthcare satisfaction
The study seeks to examine how older adults in the United States with either Alzheimer’s disease or dementia rate the importance of attributes associated with healthcare seeking and utilization (e.g., affordability, type of facility, and accessibility). Using conjoint and cluster analyses, the purpose of this study is assessed using data from the 2014 Health and Retirement Study. Findings revealed that satisfaction pertaining to these attributes slightly differed across clusters. This suggests that it is important to ensure that healthcare services are affordable and accessible, and the preferences of older adults are taken into consideration when making treatment or other relevant programmatic recommendations.