This paper reports the efforts of one study to determine the extent of disability and frailty among the urban elderly and the strategies they and their family members have developed to cope with it.
The research was conducted between June 1987 and January 1988 in two neighborhoods of Canton, the capital of Guangdong Province.
Two hundred households, each containing at least one member 70 years of age or older, were randomly selected from household registration lists.
In each household a 1-2hr interview was conducted with the elder on the following topics: personal background, proximity and contact with kin, household composition and organization, health and functionality, use of medical services, work history, income sources, daily activities, and attitudes regarding intergenerational relations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Asie, Handicap, Vieillissement, Age, Milieu urbain, Milieu familial, Besoin, Aide thérapeutique, Environnement social, Organisation santé, Vieillard, Chine, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Asia, Handicap, Ageing, Age, Urban environment, Family environment, Need, Therapeutic assistance, Social environment, Public health organization, Elderly, China, Health system
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Code Inist : 002B30B. Création : 199406.