Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Elderly Vietnamese' perceptions of the effects of Adult Day Health Care services on their mental and physical well-being
by Dinh, Wendy, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 64; 1472269
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceived impact Adult Day Health Care services have on Vietnamese American elderly mental and physical wellbeing Ten elderly participants at two independent ADHC centers participated in the interview. The main theme that came from this study was that the majority of the participants identified the social interaction with other people their own age and culture and activities such as exercise at the ADHC had a positive impact on both their physical and mental well-being. Most of the participants also indicated participation has significantly affected their children. In addition, 8 (80%) of the participants revealed the services at the ADHC also minimized caregiver burden and stress. Further research is needed to explore the attitudes towards community based services amongst Vietnamese families to promote utilization of other services such as mental health and primary care to detect early preventative measures.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1472269
ISBN: 978-1-109-47206-6
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