Type of Document Master's Thesis Author McGilliard, Jan L URN etd-06102012-040544 Title Response patterns of older marrieds to questions regarding anticipated help Degree Master of Science Department Family and Child Development Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title McAuley, William J. Committee Chair Blieszner, Rosemary Committee Member Newhouse, Janette K. Committee Member Keywords
- Domestic relations
Date of Defense 1989-05-15 Availability restricted AbstractThis study investigated, responses, of older married persons to questions concerning
anticipated availability of help and anticipated sources of help for seven in-home service
area's: personal care, nursing care, physical therapy, continuous supervision, household chores, and meal preparation. Variables such as age, gender, level of impairment,
proximity of nearest family member, and social resources served as independent variables
for this study. Anticipated availability of, help and anticipated sources of help,
specifically spouse, other family member, friend-neighbor, agency, or other, served as
The investigator's interest was to determine what variables influenced the choice of
spouse versus other choices in, anticipated sources of help, and to examine gender
differences in anticipated assistance. Use of chi square analysis determined the
independence of variables characterizing older married respondents and their anticipated
sources of help.
Respondents most frequently chose spouse as the anticipated source of help for all
in-home services except physical therapy, where agency was the most frequently chosen
source of help. Men anticipated help from spouse significantly more than did women.
Women anticipated help from sources other than spouse more frequently than men.
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