The relationships between age, gender, coping styles, self-efficacy, health status, comorbidity, and health care use and costs were examined in an older HMO population suffering from osteoarthritis.
Several models of the relationships between these variables were studied.
Comorbidity and self-efficacy together explained 18.6% of the variance in health status.
Health status, age, comorbidity, distancing and accepting responsibility together explained 19.6% of the variance in health care use.
Health status, age, distancing and accepting responsibility together explained 11.3% of the variance in health care costs.
In addition, path analysis revealed that coping style has both a direct and indirect effect on health care utilization.
Thus health care utilization appears to depend both on physical symptoms and on patients'response to those symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Stress, Coping, Efficacité personnelle, Etat sanitaire, Utilisation, Service santé, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personne âgée, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Stress, Coping, Self efficacy, Health status, Use, Health service, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Elderly, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0082586
Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 31/05/1999.