Health-seeking behaviors of elderly Chinese Americans: shifts in expectations.

  title={Health-seeking behaviors of elderly Chinese Americans: shifts in expectations.},
  author={Elaine C Pang and Maryalice Jordan-Marsh and Merril Silverstein and Michael Cody},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={43 6},
PURPOSE This study reported a qualitative analysis of health-seeking behaviors of community-dwelling elderly Chinese Americans on the influences of family network, cultural values, and immigrant experience in their use of health resources. Barriers to health care, pathway of health care, and adaptation of health care by use of self-treatment and Eastern and Western medicines were also examined. DESIGN AND METHODS The investigators used content analysis to obtain themes and key points of focus… CONTINUE READING