Gender differences in community services knowledge, needs, and use among older African-Americans.

Yueh Feng Yvonne Lu, May Wykle, Elizabeth A. Madigan

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to compare knowledge of use of and need for community services between older (60 years of age and older) African-American men and women. A secondary purpose was to determine whether predisposing, enabling, and health-status factors could predict knowledge of need for, and use of specific community services among African-American women and men, 60 years of age and older Data were gleaned from a community-based random telephone survey of African-Americans (77 female and 23 male), 60 years of age and older, living in northeastern Ohio. Data generated from this study were analyzed using chi-square, and independent samples t-test, and multiple regression. Findings from this study suggested that women had higher levels of knowledge of use of and need for community-specific services than their male counterparts. Another finding from this study suggested that none of the identified predisposing, enabling, and health-status factors found in this study could plausibly explain knowledge of need for, or use of community-specific services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA
Volume15
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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