Quality of preventive clinical services among caregivers in the health and retirement study.

TitleQuality of preventive clinical services among caregivers in the health and retirement study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsKim, C, Kabeto, MU, Wallace, RB, Langa, KM
JournalJ Gen Intern Med
Date Published2004 Aug
ISSN Number0884-8734
KeywordsAged, Caregivers, Cohort Studies, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Health Care Surveys, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Preventive Health Services, Quality of Health Care, Time Factors, United States

We examined the association between caregiving for a spouse and preventive clinical services (self-reported influenza vaccination, cholesterol screening, mammography, Pap smear, and prostate cancer screening over 2 years and monthly self-breast exam) for the caregiver in a cross-sectional analysis of the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults aged > or = 50 years (N = 11,394). Spouses engaged in 0, 1-14, or > or = 14 hours per week of caregiving. Each service was examined in logistic regression models adjusting for caregiver characteristics. After adjustment for covariates, there were no significant associations between spousal caregiving and likelihood of caregiver receipt of preventive services.

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Caregiving/Spouses/Health Care Utilization/Caregivers/Health Services

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Alternate JournalJ Gen Intern Med
Citation Key6922
PubMed ID15242474
PubMed Central IDPMC1492495
Grant ListK08 AG019180 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01 AG009740 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
K08 AG19180 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States