Advance directives and the elderly: a study of intervention strategies to increase use.

@article{High1993AdvanceDA,
  title={Advance directives and the elderly: a study of intervention strategies to increase use.},
  author={Dallas M. High},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={1993},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={342-9}
}
This study tested the efficacy of educational interventions to increase the use of advance directives among the elderly. Three types of educational materials, various community-dwelling populations of older people (n = 293), and offers of free legal assistance were examined. Interventions increased use slightly, not dramatically, especially with the group receiving a moderate level of materials plus an invitation to a meeting. Knowledge and use were also associated with race and education… CONTINUE READING

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