The Prevalence of Older Couples With ADL Limitations and Factors Associated With ADL Help Receipt

TitleThe Prevalence of Older Couples With ADL Limitations and Factors Associated With ADL Help Receipt
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsShen, H-W, Feld, S, Dunkle, RE, Schroepfer, T, Lehning, AJ
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
Volume58
Issue2
Pagination171-189
KeywordsAdult children, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare
Abstract

AbstractUsing the Andersen-Newman model, we investigated the prevalence of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) limitations in married couples, and couple characteristics associated with ADL help receipt. In this sample of 3,235 couples age 65 in the 2004 Health and Retirement Study, 74.3 , 22.1 and 3.6 were couples in which neither, one or two partners had limitations, respectively. Logistic regression results indicate help receipt was associated with certain health needs in the couple, but not with their predisposing characteristics or enabling resources. Social workers could target couples most in need of assistance by assessing both partners? health problems.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2014.944248
DOI10.1080/01634372.2014.944248
Endnote Keywords

health/functional limitations/care needs/spousal caregiving/marital dyad

Endnote ID

999999

Citation Key8250
PubMed ID25036802
PubMed Central IDPMC4297741