Stability and change in the use of formal and informal social support was assessed over a three year period among a representative sample of 1855 elderly urban participants in a longitudinal study of aging and health.
Whether people received informal, formal, both types of support or no support was determined in baseline, 12 and 24 month personal interviews.
Most respondents retained the same form of support across all three interviews.
The extent of stability or change varied according to the form of support reported at baseline.
Two-thirds of those with no social support continued without support and 40% of those using both informal and formal support continued to do so at subsequent assessments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Support social, Milieu familial, A domicile, Personnel sanitaire, Etude longitudinale, Milieu urbain, Utilisation, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Social support, Family environment, At home, Health staff, Follow up study, Urban environment, Use, Health system, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0241119
Code Inist : 002A26J05. Création : 199406.