Marit Haug

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Elderly individuals with self-reported joint symptoms representing three ethnic groups (i.e., blacks [n = 105], Hispanics [n = 100], and whites of Eastern European origin [n = 112] answered questions about their use of self-care and medical care for these symptoms. Ethnic groups differed in both self-care practices and their use of medical care for joint(More)
The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the attenuating effects of physical, psychological, and social resources on the relationship between stress and mental health among the oldest old. Physical resources include perceived health and independence in functional and instrumental activities of daily living, while psychological resources include(More)
Discharge planning involves making choices about the type and amount of posthospital care a patient will receive within the reality of resource constraints. Elderly patients discharged from an acute-care hospital vary in their reactions to this decision-making process and the degree to which they exert final control over the decision. Perceived lack of(More)
  • Axel Borchgrevink, Saríah Acevedo, +7 authors Henrik Wiig
  • 2007
" Responsibility for the contents and presentation of findings and recommendations rest with the evaluation team. The views and opinions expressed in the report do not necessarily correspond with those of Norad ". Preface The Rattsø Commission report on new roles for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Norwegian development cooperation , presented in(More)
The authority of physicians in patient encounters is posited by the sicrole and the professional-client models in sociology. Yet, public challenges to physician authority are currently occurring, as shown by self care movements, and by some empirical data. Whether the elderly share in such challenges is, however, an unresolved question. Will longer(More)
Formalization of land ownership in developing countries tends to cement gender inequalities. In Peru we find the opposite: A large scale survey show 43 per cent joint ownership for titled land compared to 39 per cent for untitled plots. However, it is more than three times higher than the 13 per cent joint ownership in a similar survey from 2000. Gender(More)
Belief in the right of patient and/or family to terminate medical care in the case of irreversible terminal illness is analyzed by age level, education, health, and attitudes to patient rights in general. The issue of terminating treatment has become important as the result of new technologies which permit continuance of bodily functions by mechanical(More)