Ramraj Gautam

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BACKGROUND Involvement in activities has been found to be beneficial for improving quality of life and successful aging for older adults. Little is known, however, about the involvement in activities and depression of older adults in Asian developing countries. This study explores whether participation in leisure social and religious activities are related(More)
In Asian families, where patriarchal family systems are common, living arrangements of older adults are characterized by residing with a married son. This study examines the synergic effects of intergenerational solidarity (emotional and instrumental support exchange and anticipated support) on depression of older adults from a developing country, Nepal.(More)
The purpose of this article is to review the long-term care insurance program in Japan and the present system of payment of long-term care services in the United States. The long-term care insurance system in Japan was implemented in 2001 for the purpose of promoting independence in older adults with functional disability. It reimburses for both home and(More)
Colorectal cancer screening aims to detect colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment is more likely to be curative. Lack of participation in such screening is a major issue in primary care practices, where nurse practitioners (NPs) often provide care. This study aimed to determine whether an educational intervention for NPs would increase their(More)
This study assessed how the health status and functioning of Medicare beneficiaries residing in nursing homes varies systematically with nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) providing primary care services. A secondary analysis was conducted using data from the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Medicare Current Beneficiary Surveys. The study sample(More)
PURPOSE This study explores the experiences and adjustment process among older Bhutanese refugees resettled in the United States and identifies their unmet health and social service needs. DESIGN This phenomenological study design included the conduction of nine in-depth semistructured interviews in the respondents' native language. The researchers(More)
The objective of this study was to identify the correlates of life satisfaction in elderly Nepalese adults living with a son. A convenience sample of 489 urban elderly was recruited from Kathmandu, Nepal. Socio-demographic, economic, health, and social support variables were used as correlates of life satisfaction. Life satisfaction was measured using 9 of(More)
Gerontological nurses are crucial members of long-term care (LTC) policy development teams as they work toward the provision of quality, equitable, seamless, and affordable LTC for all. When developing LTC policies in the United States, it is useful to explore such services in other countries. This policy brief provides an overview of LTC services in(More)
The current study used the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey-Based (MCBS) Cost and Use files for 2006-2008 to investigate whether health care costs and service utilization of nursing home residents varied with nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) involvement, compared to the use of medical doctors (MDs) only. The sample included Medicare(More)
In the United States, the majority of custodial grandparents are raising their grandchildren without a legal relationship. The lack of a legal relationship (i.e., foster care, custody, adoption) is a barrier for obtaining services and has resulted in limited access to information and public services, inadequate financial assistance, and difficulty providing(More)
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