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  • M R Haug
  • Journal of health and social behavior
  • 1994
Consumerism in doctor/elderly patient relationships and physician support for the caregivers of such elderly patients are discussed as two apparently unrelated issues that affect health outcomes. The first is based on a theoretical stance that physicians' power flowing from their specialized knowledge can be countered by methods of enhancing patient power,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study addresses the following question: What characteristics of urban, noninstitutionalized elders predict which individuals are most likely to remain independent of personal assistance during a 2-year observation period? METHODS A population-based sample of 602 noninstitutionalized urban residents aged 70 and older was followed for 2(More)
Although most older adults report one or more symptoms of a chronic health problem, little attention has been paid to the report of these symptoms over time and whether different symptom patterns affect well-being and symptom management in community-dwelling elders. Therefore, this study examined whether community-dwelling older adults in Ohio, U.S.A. who(More)
A sample survey of the public in a midwestern state substantiates the existence of widespread challenges to the authority of physicians, a phenomenon previously reported only impressionistically in the media. Attitudes tending to reject physicians' right to direct their interaction with patients characterized more than half the sample and were related to(More)
A population-based cohort of 1,598 urban residents, aged 65 years and over, was studied in 1975, and 645 survivors were re-interviewed in their places of residence in 1984. Since 25.6 percent of the subjects were Black, it was possible to examine race-related changes in health, function, and socioeconomic status over nine years, as well as differences in(More)
The effects of the reorganization of a medical practice on continuity of care were investigated in a case study of a changing pediatric practice. Continuity, which has often been conceptualized as one indicator of quality of care, was measured by an index of which the numerator was the number of visits with own pediatrician and the denominator was the total(More)