This study explored the relationship between mental health issues and the factors that may be associated with seeking and utilizing health care services among older immigrant women in California. The health seeking behaviors of 129 older immigrant women were examined utilizing the California Health Interview Survey. This study found a strong relationship between education and how women report psychological distress. In addition, there seems to be a relationship between education and emotional state, indicating that those who had some college education were more likely to seek healthcare services than those who had high school education and less. Factors like education, English proficiency, race, citizenship status, delay in seeking medical care and use of emergency room as source of health care were found to be associated with psychological distress.
|Commitee:||Potts, Marilyn K., Washington, Thomas Alex|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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